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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the immune, endocrine, and metabolic correlates of burnout among women. METHODS Forty-three participants with high and 20 participants with low scores for the Shirom-Melamed Burnout Questionnaire were compared in terms of subjective symptoms, job strain, social support, plasma levels of prolactin,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to examine the free salivary cortisol response to awakening in men and women reporting low, moderate, and high levels of burnout. METHODS Twenty-two patients on sick leave due to burnout were compared with 22 working participants with low and 20 working participants with intermediate scores on the Shirom-Melamed(More)
Stress-related problems are increasing among Swedish adolescents, especially among females. The aims of this study were to survey the incidence of stress symptoms among 16-year-olds, to investigate the related gender differences, and to understand the factors that may contribute to stress symptoms. The study is questionnaire based, and the sample included(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse differences in demographic/financial/pain/health variables, disability, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ; i.e., depression symptoms) and coping among 949 primary care pain patients in various ages (20-65+ years) and to identify predictors of disability and coping. METHOD Patients completed scales about various areas (e.g., coping).(More)
The aim of this paper was to provide an overview of the literature on clinically significant burnout, focusing on its assessment, associations with sleep disturbances, cognitive impairments, as well as neurobiological and physiological correlates. Fifty-nine English language articles and six book chapters were included. The results indicate that exhaustion(More)
BACKGROUND Insomnia-type sleep disturbances are frequent among patients suffering from stress-related exhaustion disorder. However, clinical observations indicate that a subgroup suffer from sleep lengths frequently exceeding 9 hours, coupled with great daytime sleepiness. AIMS The aim of the present study was to investigate differences in(More)
Acknowledgements I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all who have contributed to the accomplishments of this thesis in various ways. First and foremost, my supervisors and co-authors Bo Melin and Ulf Lundberg, for introducing me to the field of stress research, professional guidance, various forms of support, encouragement, constructive(More)
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