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Document ID (ISN)108331
CIS number 08-991
ISBN(s) 978-951-802-794-5
Year 2007
Convention or series no. People and Work Research Reports 81
Author(s) Ahola K.
Title Occupational burnout and health
Bibliographic information Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FIOH-Bookstore, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland, 2007. 116p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
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Abstract In a study carried out in 1997, the prevalence of severe burnout cases in Finland was found to be 7%. Burnout is often accompanied by other health problems. The aims of this study were to investigate the current prevalence of burnout, the socio-demographic and occupational risk factors of burnout, relationships between burnout and psychiatric symptoms (mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and somatic illnesses), work ability, sickness absenteeism and the use of health care services and medical treatment. It was carried out in the form of a population-based cross-sectional study, in which data on a representative sample 8028 persons was collected through interviews, questionnaires and health examinations. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Finland; state of health; risk factors; stress factors; mental stress; nervous fatigue
Descriptors (secondary) drug dependence; alcoholism; sickness absenteeism; symptoms; anxiety; psychosomatic disorders; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; medical examinations; medical treatment; social aspects; mental health
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Alcohol and drug abuse