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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the intervention group (n = 74)

From: Return to work after a workplace-oriented intervention for patients on sick-leave for burnout - a prospective controlled study

Characteristic n(%) mean (SD)
Diagnoses   
   Exhaustion disorder onlya 28 (38) ..
   Exhaustion disorder + depression or anxietyb 36 (49) ..
   Exhaustion disorder + somatic disease 2 (3) ..
   No exhaustion disorder 8 (11) ..
Treatment   
   Medication   ..
Antidepressants 19 (26) ..
Anxiolytics or sleeping pills 9(12) ..
Medication for somatic disordersc 21 (28) ..
No medication 35 (47) ..
   Psychotherapy 41 (56) ..
   Physiotherapy 8 (11)  
   No treatment at all 21 (28) ..
MBI-GS ..  
   Exhaustion score   4.6 (1.2)
   Cynicism score   2.7 (1.4)
   Professional efficacy score   4.4 (1.1)
SCL-90 subscales   
   Anxiety .. 1.7 (0.8)
   Somatisation .. 1.3 (0.8)
   Depression .. 2.0 (0.9)
BDI classification .. 19.3 (9.1)
   Severe depression 10 (14) ..
   Moderate depression 36 (49) ..
   Slight depression 16 (22) ..
   Minimal depression 12 (16) ..
  1. aAccording to criteria for "exhaustion disorder" (F43.8A) suggested by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare[12]bPsychiatric diagnoses according to interview with Prime-MD = Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders[11]cMostly antihypertensive, antihyperlipidemic, and antidiabetic drugs, beta blockers, vitamin or mineral supplements, or weight control drugs.
  2. MBI-GS = Maslach Burnout Inventory--General Survey[13]. SCL-90 = Symptom Checklist 90[16] BDI = Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)[17]