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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients with exhaustion disorder included in the study (n = 217) compared with eligible non-responders (n = 117)

From: Self-reported changes in work situation – a cross-sectional study of patients 7 years after treatment for stress-related exhaustion

  Total n = 334 Responders n (%) Non-responders n (%) p-value
217 (65%) 117 (35%)
Sex     0.08
 Women 237 (71%) 161 (74%) 76 (65%)  
 Men 97 (29%) 56 (26%) 41 (35%)  
Age     0.08
  < 40 years 130 (39%) 77 (36%) 53 (45%)  
  ≥ 40 years 204 (61%) 140 (64%) 64 (55%)  
Marital status     0.64
 Married/living together 242 (73%) 159 (74%) 83 (72%)  
 Single/other 89 (27%) 56 (26%) 33 (28%)  
Education     0.57
 Lower 105 (32%) 66 (31%) 39 (33%)  
 Higher 227 (68%) 150 (69%) 77 (66%)  
Burnout
SMBQr     0.11
   < 4.39 28 (9%) 22 (11%) 6 (5%)  
   ≥ 4.40 289 (91%) 184 (89%) 105 (95%)  
Comorbidity
HAD depression     0.79
  0–10 213 (65%) 137 (64%) 76 (65%)  
  11–20 117 (35%) 77 (36%) 40 (35%)  
HAD anxiety     0.17
  0–10 112 (34%) 78 (37%) 34 (29%)  
  11–20 218 (66%) 135 (63%) 83 (71%)  
  1. Analyses for each group that did/did not answer the questionnaires were performed for sex, age, marital status, level of education, and symptoms. Pearson’s chi-square was used for all tests, and p < 0.05 was considered to be significant
  2. SMBQ Shirom-Melamed Burnout Questionnaire Rasch score, HAD Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale