Table 1

Characteristics of burnout patients and healthy controls*

Burnout patients (n = 22)Healthy controls (n = 23)
*Values are counts (percentages) and means (SD).
†Social occupation includes human service occupations, teachers, and managers.
‡Difference with patient group is significant at alpha < 0.05.
Gender
    Men14 (64%)10 (43%)
    Women8 (36%)13 (57%)
Age42 (10.2)31 (7.6)c
Cigarette smokers9 (41%)7 (30%)
Burnout (UBOS)
    Mental exhaustion4.2 (1.0)1.3 (0.8)‡
    Distance3.1 (1.2)1.4 (0.9)‡
    Competence4.1 (1.0)4.3 (1.0)
Fatigue (CIS total score)105.4 (19.7)47.8 (22.8) ‡
Type of occupation†
    Non-social11 (48%)15 (62%)
    Social12 (52%)9 (38%)
Duration of complaints
    <3 months1 (4%)
    >3 and <6 months3 (14%)
    >6 and <12 months10 (46%)
    >12 months8 (36%)