Burnout syndrome means that you have a number of physical and mental problems that are due to long-term stress or other severe strains. With support and treatment, you will recover, even if you may be, for example, sensitive to stress for a longer period of time. For some, recovery takes a long time.
The symptoms of burnout syndrome are almost always both physical and psychological, but which problems are most evident varies from person to person. The problems are often divided into fatigue and sleep problems, emotional symptoms such as anxiety and worry, mental symptoms such as forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating, and physical symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness and pain. You may also be sensitive to sound and experience various complaints from the stomach and intestines.
It is often the stresses of working life that cause burnout syndrome. But it can also be a consequence of something that happens in private life, or a combination of several things. High demands from employers, the environment or yourself can also help create long-term stress. You don't always experience stress or hard work as something negative, but working intensely without recovery can leave you exhausted even if you experience it as fun and rewarding.
The treatment for burnout syndrome is adapted to your problems and how you experience your situation, usually several types of changes and treatments are needed for you to recover.
Remote patient monitoring in burnout syndrome
If you are being monitored for burnout syndrome, you will have a validated and scored questionnaire, the KEDS form, sent to you in a mobile app. There you answer questions about your well-being. The scores on the questions are added up to give a total score. The total score indicates whether you are at risk for burnout syndrome or not. When you answer the form, the result is recorded in the app and automatically transferred to your caregiver. Your caregiver will be notified if the response results indicate that you are at risk of suffering from burnout syndrome, or are about to deteriorate in your condition. Your caregiver can then contact you for possible measures. Even steps and sleep can be part of remote patient monitoring.
Remote patient monitoring in the case of burnout syndrome can be used both for established diagnosis or prevention in, for example, occupational health care.