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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 386719, 6 pages
Research Article

Job Burnout, Mood State, and Cardiovascular Variable Changes of Doctors and Nurses in a Children’s Hospital in China

1Department of Psychology, Peking University, No. 5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, China
2Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing 100020, China
3Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, NY 10016, USA

Received 8 October 2013; Accepted 5 December 2013; Published 9 March 2014

Academic Editors: A. Green and A. Kenny

Copyright © 2014 Shuchang He et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aims. This study examines mood and cardiovascular variables related to job stress and burnout in hospital personnel. Main Methods. 400 nurses and physicians from a children’s hospital in China were recruited. Participants completed job stress, burnout, and mood state questionnaires. Cardiovascular variables such as body mass index (BMI), triglyceride (TG), and high density lipoprotein (HDL) were measured. Key Findings. Job stress and burnout were significantly associated with mood state. Statistically significant correlations were found between triglyceride levels and job stress scores ( , ), BMI and job stress scores ( , ), and HDL levels and job stress scores ( , ). Significance. Mood state changes may be related to job stress and job burnout, in turn, associated with triglycerides and HDL levels. Public health implications and interventions are discussed.