• Mamoona Tasleem Afzal Yusra Medical And Dental College,Islamabad
  • Zainab Tariq Demonstrator at Yusra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Islamabad
  • Syeda Aiman Batool Mphill student at Riphah College of Rehablitation Science,Lahore
  • Muhammad Shakir Khan Lecturer at Yusra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Islamabad
  • Saad Tariq Lecturer at Yusra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Islamabad
  • Mubara Rehman Senior Lecturer at Yusra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Islamabad


Burnout, job satisfaction, depersonalization, physical-therapists, personal-accomplishment, emotional exhaustion


Aims of Study: To compare the level of burnout among the academic and clinical physical therapists.

Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted from August 2019 to January 2020. Data was collected from physical therapists working in the universities and hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Data was collected from 278 participants. Maslach burnout inventory scale was used to measure the level of burnout which was analyzed using SPSS statistics 21. 

Results: The mean value of emotional exhaustion for clinical physical therapists was 20.02 ± 8.08 and for academic physical therapist was 18.6 ± 6.57 with significant p value (p˂0.05). The mean value for depersonalization for clinical physical therapists was 9.22 ± 5.17 and for academic 9.29 ± 5.07 with significant p value (p˂0.05). The mean value of personal accomplishment for clinical physical therapists and academic physical therapists was 35.43 ± 7.715 and 35.74 ± 6.49 respectively with non-significant p value (p˃0.05).

Limitations and Future Implications: It was conducted for specific time period which not record the overall or yearly impact of burnout on participants. So time lapse and longitudinal study should be done.

Originality: The clinical physical therapists have increased level of burnout than academic physical therapists.

Conclusion: The clinical physical therapists have increased level of burnout than academic physical therapists.


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How to Cite

Afzal, M. T., Zainab Tariq, Syeda Aiman Batool, Muhammad Shakir Khan, Saad Tariq, & Mubara Rehman. (2023). COMPARISON OF THE LEVEL OF BURNOUT AMONG THE ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL PHYSICAL THERAPISTS . Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation, 12(2), 78–85. Retrieved from

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