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Table 1 Eligibility criteria

From: The role of psychosocial working conditions on burnout and its core component emotional exhaustion – a systematic review

  Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
P opulation working population, age: 17+ (no age limit because of manifestation of effect in old age) age <17 years, unemployed subjects
E xposures Psychosocial work stressors: chemical (e.g. solvents, lead, manganese) or physical factors (e.g. noise, electromagnetic fields), physical requirements of the job, not-work-environment-related stressors (e.g. family caregiving), vocational training or study
stress, mental load, work load, effort, reward, job strain, job demand, job control, shift work, time pressure, job insecurity, institutional changes like down-sizing or merger, social support/ mobbing, bullying, leadership style, climate, work-related justice
O utcome burnout and emotional exhaustion physical disorders/ impairments, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychological distress, psychiatric distress, psycho-social well-being, mental health or psychiatric morbidity in general
O utcome M easure valid self-rating scales, clinical diagnosis with/ without structured interview, secondary data unvalidated instruments (e.g. single items)
D esign cohort, case–control, RCT all others
P ublication T ype articles in journals and with available abstract books, book chapters, book reviews, comments, corrections, editorials, introductions, forewords, letters, replies, dissertations