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Table 2 Factors explaining burnout at third year of medical school. N = 98.

From: Burnout and psychiatric morbidity among medical students entering clinical training: a three year prospective questionnaire and interview-based study

  Crude Model 1 Model 2
  OR 95% CI p Adj OR 95% CI p Adj OR 95% CI p
Gender (woman = 1) 1.27 0.56–2.89 .568 1.14 0.45–2.93 .779 0.98 0.37–2.64 .976
Negative Affectivity 1.63 0.81–3.31 .174       
Impulsivity 2.29 1.13–4.63 .021 2.21 1.03–4.77 .042 2.88 1.23–6.74 .015
Performance-based self-esteem 1.04 0.66–1.63 .870       
Depressive symptom load 1st yr 1.12 1.03–1.22 .011 1.01 0.88–1.15 .904    
Disengagement 1st yr 3.04 1.17–7.89 .022 1.74 0.46–6.64 .415    
Exhaustion 1st yr 3.57 1.50–8.50 .004 1.71 0.50–5.87 .398    
Worries about future endurance/competence 1st yr 1.76 1.02–3.06 .044 1.12 0.57–2.19 .738    
Workload 1st yr 1.47 0.75–2.86 .260       
Financial concerns 1st yr 1.88 1.16–3.05 .011 1.84 1.02–3.31 .042 1.25 0.62–2.52 .535
Worries about future endurance/competence 3rd yr 2.64 1.42–4.89 .002     1.85 0.88–3.93 .107
Workload 3rd yr 5.69 2.24–14.44 .000     3.95 1.37–11.35 .011
Financial concerns 3rd yr 2.28 1.33–3.89 .003     1.62 0.76–3.44 .210
  1. Logistic regressions. Model 1 includes all significant explanatory variables from 1st year, method enter. Cox and Snell R2 0.18, Nagelkerke R2 0.23.
  2. Model 2 includes the significant predictive variables from model 1 (controlling for gender) and third year study conditions, method enter. Cox and Snell R2 0.28, Nagelkerke R2 0.37.