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Table 3 Themes and categories emerging from analysis of the interviews

From: Understanding long-term sick leave in female white-collar workers with burnout and stress-related diagnoses: a qualitative study

Theme Category
Conditions in working life The men's world
  Restructuring and profitability problems
  Poor leadership
Experience of working life Career focus, but competence mismatching
  Wrong workplace and colleagues
  Hard to set limits
Deteriorated health and imbalance Incidents in private life
  Imbalance in work- and private life
  Stress-related symptoms and too little recuperation