The present project has been developed within the Young ESTRO Committee and is addressed to all professionals in the field of Radiation Oncology. The project is endorsed by the Young Radiation Oncology Group (yROG) of EORTC.
The aim is to explore personality traits potentially predisposing an individual to develop burn-out syndrome. You will be asked to provide some general information and fill-in 3 different validated questionnaires (TAS-20, IRI, ProQoL) to investigate alexithymia trait (low level or lack of ability to describe emotions in the self), empathy (capacity to understand or feel someone else’s experience from his/her perspective) and to quantify eventual burn-out syndrome. The estimated time to complete the survey is 15 minutes. The questionnaires are completely anonymous and all information will be handled appropriately within the Young ESTRO Committee for the purpose of this study only. Results will be disseminated in the shape of a scientific work.
We hope you will find this project interesting and you will be joining our initiative. It is a valuable way to address an important issue, to analyze it and to define management strategies for individuals at risk of developing burn-out syndrome.