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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2020, vol. 26, issue1
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2020261.2970
Published online: 13 March 2020

Original article

J of IMAB. 2020 Jan-Mar;26(1):2970-2974
Rumyana Stoyanova1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Stanislava Harizanova2ORCID logo,
1) Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Hygiene and Ecomedicine, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Introduction: Questionnaires are often used to quantify the subjective aspects of burnout syndrome. Data collection using web-based questionnaires generally improves data quality, because data are entered electronically and may automatically be transformed into an analyzable format, and errors in the process of data entry and coding are avoided as well.
Purpose: The aim of the study is to compare the completeness of data and consuming time of web-based and paper questionnaires for burnout syndrome based on Boyko’s inventory
Material and methods: In study took part 30 patients from one ambulatory practice, who completed the two versions of the questionnaire and their physician. Data completeness was assessed by comparing the number of missing values between the two methods. Consuming time was assessed by comparing the duration of completing and analyzed the data from the web-based and paper questionnaires.
Results: Paper questionnaires generally had more missing values (P<.05). Web-based questionnaires were completely filled out due to pop-up notifications that appeared directly onto questions with missing values. Duration of completing and processing a returned paper questionnaire was 3.5 times that of a returned web-based questionnaire.
Conclusion: The web-based system can be less time-consuming and a source of fewer errors than paper questionnaires and permits review of the data and compliance during the study.

Keywords: burnout, Boyko’s inventory, web-based questionnaire, eHealth,

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Please cite this article as: Stoyanova R, Harizanova S. Comparison between web-based and paper questionnaires for the assessment of burnout syndrome using Boyko’s methodology. J of IMAB. 2020 Jan-Mar;26(1):2970-2974. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2020261.2970

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Rumyana Stoyanova, Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv; 15A, Vasil Aprilov blvd., Plovdiv 4002, Bulgaria; E-mail: rumi_stoqnova@abv.bg

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Received: 05 September 2019
Published online: 13 March 2020

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