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Efficacy of physiotherapy management on burnout syndrome amongst it professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Work. 2022 Aug 17. doi: 10.3233/WOR-220051. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUND: Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive stress. Burnout weakens the energy of an individual which reduces productivity and leaves this individual helpless, hopeless, cynical, and Resentful. Thus, an early diagnosis of this syndrome has to be done and ways to prevent the level of progression and complication of burnout syndrome has to be planned.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of self-supervised Jacobson’s relaxation technique along with Bhastrika Pranayama in reducing the level of burnout among the work-from-home IT professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

METHOD: Thirty participants with burnout syndrome were randomly divided into two groups (15 participants in each group) using random allocation. The experimental group received Jacobson’s relaxation technique along with Bhastrika Pranayama, whereas the control group received diaphragmatic breathing exercises and chest expansion exercises. Pre-test and post-test values using Maslach Burnout Inventory were used to interpret the results.

RESULTS: Data collected were analyzed statistically by the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test. It shows that there is a significant reduction in the level of burnout in the Experimental group when compared to the control group at a p-value of 0.001.

CONCLUSION: From the results, it is concluded that Jacobsen’s relaxation technique along with diaphragmatic breathing exercises showed significant improvement in the reduction of burnout levels.

PMID:35988255 | DOI:10.3233/WOR-220051

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