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Table 3 Multivariate analysis1 of possible predictors of recovery from symptoms of burnout during follow-up

From: Course of mental symptoms in patients with stress-related exhaustion: does sex or age make a difference?

Predictors   6 months 12 months 18 months
  n 2 RR 95% CI RR 95% CI RR 95% CI
Age        
-young (18-39) 67 1   1   1  
-old (40-66) 103 1.00 0.63-1.57 1.14 0.76-1.71 1.02 0.69-1.49
Sex        
-men 57 1   1   1  
-women 113 0.93 0.58-1.49 1.03 0.68-1.56 1.11 0.74-1.67
Education3        
-higher 121 1   1   1  
-lower 49 1.37 0.86-2.20 1.27 0.84-1.92 0.99 0.65-1.50
Symptom duration        
- < 1 year 69 1   1   1  
- > 1 year 101 0.63 0.40-0.99 0.62 0.42-0.92 0.81 0.55-1.18
Clinical depression        
-No 33 1   1   1  
-Yes 137 0.63 0.38-1.04 0.77 0.49-1.21 0.84 0.54-1.32
  1. 1 Cox multivariate regression analysis of possible predictors for scoring < 4.0 (mean total score) on the Shirom-Melamed Burnout Questionnaire at six, 12 and 18 months of follow-up of patients treated for stress-related Exhaustion Disorder and who scored above that cut-off at baseline. All the variables in the table were included in the model
  2. 2 Number of complete answers
  3. 3 Higher education is one year of college education or more