Introduction: Workability described when a person is adept to work as most of the people, who are at the same age group and gender, are able to practice after a period of training. Burnout is a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and lack of personal accomplishment. Lastly, depression is a mental illness that causes constant low mood and a sense of despair in the suffering person. This study aimed to improve workability in order to enhance the quality of medical care.
Material and Methods: Analytic cross-sectional study conducted to assess the relation between work ability index and burnout and depression, targeting physician working in Jeddah city.
Result: Of 930 physicians 288 completed the survey, the prevalence of moderate to severe burnout is 76.4%, 77.2%, 73.1% EE, DP, and lack of personal accomplishment respectively. While the prevalence of depression was 74.7%. There is a statistically significant association between WAI and DP (P=0.006) Lack of personal accomplishment (P= 0.019) and depression (P
Conclusions: High level of depersonalization and lack of personal accomplishment and depression has evolved to poorer work ability.
Keywords: Burnout, Depression, Physician, Saudi Arabia, Workability index