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Burnout in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders
Rehab Stn, Sweden .
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4385-428X
Danderyd Hospital, Sweden .
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, ISSN 0342-5282, E-ISSN 1473-5660, Vol. 35, no 4, 305-310 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study sought to assess burnout and its relation to pain, disability, mood and health-related quality of life in a group of patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). Forty-five patients with chronic WAD (andgt;= 3 months) referred to a multidisciplinary rehabilitation centre were included. A questionnaire covering data on background and lifestyle, the Shirom Melamed Burnout Questionnaire, pain intensity, the Neck Disability Index, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the EQ-5D was filled in before the first visit to the clinic. A high proportion of burnout as measured using the Shirom Melamed Burnout Questionnaire was found in the patient group (87%). Burnout correlated moderately with present pain intensity, neck disability, depression and health-related quality of life. The results indicate the possible clinical importance of burnout in relation to chronic WAD and the need for further studies including a larger study population and a longitudinal study design.

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Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins , 2012. Vol. 35, no 4, 305-310 p.
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anxiety, depression, disability, health-related quality of life, pain
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86372DOI: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e3283555657ISI: 000310843500004OAI: diva2:576904
Available from: 2012-12-14 Created: 2012-12-14 Last updated: 2013-09-03

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