Stress en Persoonlijkheid bij Anesthesiologen

In dit proefschrift (1) zijn mooie vragen onderzocht voor ons vakgebied presteren onder druk. Een korte samenvatting uit het proefschift maar weet dat je pas door het hele stuk te lezen de bekangrijke nuances leert kennen!

Citaat:”The general aim is to identify those personality traits that are advantageous for anaesthesiologists, especially when confronted with occupational stressors”.

The research questions are:
1. What is the existing knowledge concerning personality of anaesthesiologists?
2. Is there a relation between personality and appraisal of occupational stressors in anaesthesiologists?
3. How significant is the chronic stress response in anaesthesiologists?
4. Is there a relation between personality and chronic stress response in anaesthesiologists?

Belangrijkste bevindingen (lees proefschrift voor de nuances!):

1.      There is no indication that the personalities of physicians of different medical specialties are meaningfully different .
2.      Personality is moderately related to performance in anaesthesia.
3.      Personality is related to appraisal of work stress and satisfaction in anaesthesiologists .
4.      Some anaesthesiologists show problematic psychological or physiological chronic stress responses .
5.      Personality is related to psychological stress responses in anaesthesiologists .
6.      There is no evidence that trait emotional intelligence is related to chronic physiological stress responses in anaesthesiologists
7.      Psychological and physiological stress responses in anaesthesiologists are not necessarily linked.

Hiermee (7 ) samenhangend ” when the stressor is perceived to be a challenge, and resources are sufficient, the emotional component of the stress response may be positive….

” one can have a physiological stress response but with a positively appraised psychological stress response; thrill vs anxiety. For example, complex caseload but within the expertise and skill level of the anaesthesiologist may cause a physiological stress response but with positive emotions”!

De evenwichtige anesthesioloog heeft de volgende persoonlijkheid eigenschappen:
– Lager op Neuroticisme
– Hoger op Extraversie
– Hoger op Consci├źntieusheid

Ook interessant!
” We found a significant effect of personality on psychological stress response. Neuroticism is the most important factor increasing the risk for presence of psychological distress and presence of burnout. And Extraversion being the most protective factor for burnout. These findings are consistent with previous literature.

En emotionele intelligentie?
We hypothesised that trait emotional intelligence would be related to chronic physiological stress response in anaesthesiologists. However we did not find such a relationship. 

In onze mastery module gaan Marc Pollen en ik vanuit een holistische visie in op onderwerpen als de rol van persoonlijkheid bij presteren (onder druk) zie ook https://lnkd.in/ey8wjmcu

1. RAYMOND VAN DER WAL 2022. The well balanced anaesthesiologist : Personality and stress in relation to the profession. Radboud University, 30 september 2022. Promotores : Scheffer, G.J., Prins, J.B. Co-promotores : Bucx, M.J.L., Bijleveld, E.