Prevalence and factors associated with academic burnout risk among nursing and midwifery students during the COVID- 19 pandemic: A cross- sectional study
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of academic burnout (AB) and its associated factors among nursing and midwifery students during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Design: A correlational cross- sectional study. Methods: An online survey was distributed from November to December 2020 to nursing and midwifery students in Belgium. The risk of AB was assessed using the MBI- SS Academic Burnout Inventory scale. Factors associated with AB were re- lated to the personal life and level of education of the student and to the COVID- 19 pandemic. Results: The prevalence of overall AB risk was 50.0% (95% CI 48.5– 53.1). Factors significantly associated with higher risk of AB were having a child, having a job, the level of academic training, working overtime, insufficient personal protective equip- ment against viral contamination during the last internship, work overload due to the pandemic, personal proven or possible SARS- CoV- 2 infection and having a relative who died related to COVID- 19.