Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Burnout Among Professional Caregivers at the Elderly Social Institution, a Residential Care Facility
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- burnout, mindfulness-based stress reduction, professional caregivers, quality of life
Professional caregivers can experience burnout. According to personal interviews, these caregivers experience stress that leads to burnout because of their high workload. Burnout is a condition of physical, emotional, and mental fatigue caused by stress over long periods of time because of work. Burnout can negatively impact the caregivers’ work performance and quality of life. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is one of the interventions to reduce burnout. This intervention is based on mindfulness meditation, which focuses on negative thoughts and feelings within oneself. This ability can help caregivers manage their response to long-term stress or burnout. The present study examined the application of MBSR to reduce caregiver burnout and improve the quality of life of professional caregivers. Six caregivers (three men, three women) participated in four group pre- and post-test sessions and a follow-up session. Burnout was measured via Maslach Burnout Inventory, and quality of life was measured via the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF scale. Qualitative data were also collected through unstructured interviews. Results showed that MBSR can reduce caregivers’ burnout scores: mean scores in the emotional domain of exhaustion and depersonalization decreased, whereas mean scores in the personal accomplishment domain increased. This intervention can also improve caregivers’ quality of life, as the mean scores within all domains increased. All participants reported knowing how to manage their stress with MBSR to have a positive impact on their life.
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TY - CONF AU - Ni Putu Mayda Anggarini Artana AU - Dini Rahma Bintari PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/27 TI - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Burnout Among Professional Caregivers at the Elderly Social Institution, a Residential Care Facility BT - Joint proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2019) and the 4th Universitas Indonesia Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 157 EP - 168 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201125.013 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201125.013 ID - Artana2020 ER -