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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : ( 413) Last page : ( 420)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00075.2

Effectiveness of Guided Imagery on Burnout Syndrome among Staff Nurses Working in Dhiraj General Hospital at Piparia, Vadodara

Patel Daxesh K.1,*, Mr. Suresh V2

1Student, Sumandeep Nursing College, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

2Associate Professor, Sumandeep Nursing College, Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author's Email: pateldaxesh5@gmail.com, vss_ssh@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 12 January, 2017.



The term "burnout" is related to a situation arising increasingly more often among the professionals performing their duties by way of a long-term, direct, people-to-people relationship, which includes all healthcare professionals. This study is

Aims and Objective

1] To determine the level of burnout syndrome among staff nurses in dhiraj general hospital.2] To assess the effectiveness of guided imagery on burnout syndrome among staff nurses in dhiraj general hospital.3] To find out association between the level of burnout syndrome with the selected demographic variables.

Material and Method

Pre experimental one group pre-test-post-test research design, and non-probability purposive sampling technique was adopted to achieve the goal of the study. The tool consists of two parts. First part consist demographic data of the sample and second part consist of standardized tool maslach burnout inventory. The sample was 60 staff nurses working in dhiraj general hospital at piparia, Vadodara.


The data was collected by using maslach burnout syndrome. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used for analysis. Result revealed that In the pre-test mean score and SD was 77.88 ±15.15 and post-test means score and SD was 66.30 ±9.09. While Paired mean difference score was 11.58. The post-test level of burnout mean score is significantly lower than the pre-test level of burnout mean score. The ‘t’ calculated value 9.97 is more than tabulated value 3.4632 at P< 0.001 level of significance.


The ‘t’ test was computed between pre-test and post-test score indicate that the mean post-test burnout score is significantly lower than the mean pre-test burnout score among staff nurses exposed to guided imagery. Hence it is indicated that guided imagery was effective.



Effectiveness, guided imagery, Burnout syndrome, Staff Nurse.


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