[Differential diagnostic of the burnout syndrome]

Korczak D, Kister C, Huber B
Record ID 32011000457
German
Authors' objectives:

To answer the following questions: How is burnout diagnosed? Which criteria are relevant? How valid and reliable are the tools used? What kinds of disorders are relevant for a differential diagnosis of burnout? What is the economic effect of a differential diagnosis of burnout? Are there any negative effects of persons with burnout on patients or clients? Can stigmatization of burnout patients or clients be observed?

Authors' recomendations: The authors conclude that: 1) further research (particularly high-quality studies) is needed to broaden the understanding of burnout syndrome; 2) a definition of burnout syndrome has to be found that goes beyond the published understanding of burnout and is based on common scientific consent; 3) a standardized, internationally accepted, and valid procedure for the differentiated diagnostic of burnout need to be found; 4) a third party assessment tool for diagnosing burnout needs to be developed; and 5) the economic effects and implications that burnout diagnostics have for the economy, health insurances, and patients need to be analyzed.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Germany
MeSH Terms
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Mental Health
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Contact
Organisation Name: German Agency for HTA at the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information
Contact Address: German Agency for Health Technology Assessment at the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information, Waisenhausgasse 36-38a, D-50676 Cologne Germany
Contact Name: dahta@dimdi.de
Contact Email: dahta@dimdi.de
Copyright: German Agency for Health Technology Assessment at the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DAHTA@ DIMDI)
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