Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Weekday and weekend patterns of diurnal cortisol, activation and fatigue among people scoring high for burnout
2006 (English)In: SJWEH Supplements, ISSN 1795-9926 (Print); 1795-9918 (Electronic), no 2, 35-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives The present pilot study attempted to investigate the diurnal pattern of cortisol, subjective activation, and mental fatigue among workers scoring high for burnout. The purpose was also to relate the cortisol data to objective sleep data.

Methods One group with high (N=9) burnout scores and one with low (N=11) such scores were compared during a workday and a day off.

Results The high-burnout group showed higher awakening cortisol during the workday than during the weekend. They also showed higher ratings for activation and mental fatigue during the weekend than the low-burnout group. A higher frequency of arousals during the prior sleep was associated with a higher diurnal amplitude and an earlier diurnal peak of cortisol during the workday.

Conclusions The present results, which, due to the small sample size, should be interpreted with caution, may indicate that stress-induced frequency of arousal during sleep could contribute to the diurnal amplitude of cortisol. Furthermore, increased activation and mental fatigue during the weekend may reflect impaired recovery, which is of possible importance in the burnout process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. no 2, 35-40 p.
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-850OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-850DiVA: diva2:374883
Available from: 2010-12-06 Created: 2010-12-06 Last updated: 2011-04-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ekstedt, Mirjam
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 34 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf