Work-Related Well-Being Among Dutch Cardiologists - A National Survey

Rosa Bogerd, Milou E W M Silkens, Debby G Keuken, Rutger J Hassink, José P S Henriques, Kiki M J M H Lombarts

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This is the first study to provide a holistic examination of cardiologists' well-being, investigating positive and negative dimensions, and its determinants. We conducted a national, multicenter, self-administered web-based questionnaire. We used frequencies to depict scores on three well-being indicators (professional fulfillment, work exhaustion and interpersonal disengagement) and performed three multiple regression analyses to elucidate their determinants. Cardiologists' mean scores (scale 1 to 5) were 3.85 (SD = 0.62) for professional fulfillment, 2.25 (SD = 0.97) for work exhaustion and 2.04 (SD = 0.80) for interpersonal disengagement. Workload, work-home interference and team atmosphere predicted the negative dimensions of well-being. Autonomy predicted cardiologists' professional fulfillment. Physician-patient interactions, person-job fit and individual resilience affected both dimensions. Dutch cardiologists score relatively high on professional fulfillment and average on work exhaustion and interpersonal disengagement. In order to foster cardiologists' well-being it is critical to increase energy providing work- and individual aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101538
JournalCurrent Problems in Cardiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

The authors wish to thank the Netherlands Society of Cardiology for initiating and supporting this research.

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