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Depression and burnout symptoms among Air Force family medicine providers

Varner, Derrick F. PhD, PA-C; Foutch, Brian K. OD, PhD

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: May 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - p 42–46
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000446373.63790.c9
Original Research

ABSTRACT This study investigated the prevalence of depression and burnout symptoms among family medicine providers on active duty in the US Air Force. Results demonstrated that 84% of those surveyed scored positive for degrees of depression symptoms; only sex differences were significant.

Derrick F. Varner is a graduate clinical director of the Interservice PA Program at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. Brian K. Foutch is a curriculum director and an assistant professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Tex. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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