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Work-Related Well-Being Among Dutch Cardiologists - A National Survey

Bogerd, R., Silkens, M. E. W. M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8279-1341, Keuken, D. G. , Hassink, R. J., Henriques, J. P. S. & Lombarts, K. M. J. M. H. (2023). Work-Related Well-Being Among Dutch Cardiologists - A National Survey. Current Problems in Cardiology, 48(4), article number 101538. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2022.101538


This is the first study to provide a holistic examination of cardiologists' well-being, investigating positive and negative dimensions, and its determinants. We conducted a national, multicenter, self-administered web-based questionnaire. We used frequencies to depict scores on three well-being indicators (professional fulfillment, work exhaustion and interpersonal disengagement) and performed three multiple regression analyses to elucidate their determinants. Cardiologists' mean scores (scale 1 to 5) were 3.85 (SD = 0.62) for professional fulfillment, 2.25 (SD = 0.97) for work exhaustion and 2.04 (SD = 0.80) for interpersonal disengagement. Workload, work-home interference and team atmosphere predicted the negative dimensions of well-being. Autonomy predicted cardiologists' professional fulfillment. Physician-patient interactions, person-job fit and individual resilience affected both dimensions. Dutch cardiologists score relatively high on professional fulfillment and average on work exhaustion and interpersonal disengagement. In order to foster cardiologists' well-being it is critical to increase energy providing work- and individual aspects.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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