Burnout among Dental Students of Private and Public Dental Colleges in Pakistan - A Cross-Sectional Study


  • Ali Ayub
  • Sarah Ali
  • Rakhi Issrani
  • Ahsan Sethi
  • Osama Khattak
  • Azhar Iqbal


Burnout, Professional;, Dentistry;, Stress, Psychological


Objective: To assess the prevalence of burnout among dental students of public and private institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, Pakistan. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted at five public and private dental institutions from June 2021 to May 2022. A validated twelve-item closed-ended Burnout Clinical Subtype Questionnaire was distributed among the dental students of two private and two public institutes in Pakistan. The research questions focused on demographic information and students' academic experiences. Data analysis is presented through tables and descriptive methods. Results: A total of 274 dental undergraduate students - second (42.3%), third (35.4%), and final (22.3%) academic year participated in this study. The mean age of the respondents was 21.9, with the range of 20-26 years. Most participants were females (74.1%) compared to the males (25.9%). The findings for burnout syndrome among dentistry students and students in the private and public sectors were not significant. Conclusion: In the current study, burnout levels among dental undergraduates, both private and public, were low.


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Ayub, A., Ali, S., Issrani, R., Sethi, A., Khattak, O., & Iqbal, A. (2024). Burnout among Dental Students of Private and Public Dental Colleges in Pakistan - A Cross-Sectional Study. Pesquisa Brasileira Em Odontopediatria E Clínica Integrada, 24, e220176. Retrieved from https://revista.uepb.edu.br/PBOCI/article/view/3100



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