AARC Approved Burnout Syndrome Survey

(Source: Ambulatory and Post-Acute Care Section on AARConnect)

This survey has been approved by the AARC for distribution. Please contact the survey proponent, as indicated in the message below, with questions and comments.

The purpose of this study is to measure the prevalence of burnout syndrome that is characterized by Emotional Exhaustion (EE), Depersonalization (DP), which means that you feel that either you or the outside world is unreal, and reduced Personal Achievement (PA) among Respiratory Therapists. The study will also measure if an association exists between perceived supervisory support and the three dimensions of burnout syndrome (EE, DP, and decreased PA) within the respiratory therapy profession.

We expect that you will be in this research study for 10-15 minutes to complete the surveys. However, you can take as much time as you need to complete it. The primary risk of participation is minimal in nature. The main benefit of participation is the gained information will be helpful to respiratory therapy directors by providing suggested strategies to a healthy work environment that is characterized by adequate supervisory support. This healthy work environment might positively decrease and mitigate the effect of stress and burnout on respiratory therapists and eventually improve patients care.


If you have questions, concerns, or complaints about this research project, you can contact the principal investigator, Ahmad Alhaykan at ahmad.alhaykan@student.shu.edu or the Seton Hall University Institutional Review Board (“IRB”) at (973) 761-9334 or irb@shu.edu.

Original post by:
Amanda Feil, CAE
American Association For Respiratory Care