12 interviews with patients on sick leave due to exhaustion disorder

SND-ID: 2022-196-1. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/qxxy-eq51


Alternative title

Intervjuer PROMISE

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sara Alsén - University of Gothenburg, Institute of Health and Care Sciences orcid

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Institute of Health and Care Sciences rorId


12 interviews with patients on sick leave due to exhaustion syndrome. Experiences of falling ill and supporting components in rehabilitation.

Part of the PROMISE study (“Person-centred eHealth for treatment and rehabilitation of common mental disorders"), an open randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluating the effects of a person-centred eHealth intervention (interactive digital platform and telephone support) for patients on sick leave for CMDs.

Transcribed unannotated raw text from semi-structured interviews.
The interview questions are available in the documentation file.
The interview data is in .docx format and is also available as PDF/A.
I stands for Intervjuare (Interviewer) and D for Deltagare (Participant).

Data contains personal data


Sensitive personal data


Type of personal data

Sensitive personal data with details about health. The data is subject to Swedish law and the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act. Data requests must be processed individually in a confidentiality review by the research principal.

Code key exists


Data contain other protected information

Yes: Personal narratives with names and derivation to self and other people. The repondents are patients connected to primary care health centers.


Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Patients aged 25-46 years on sick leave due to exhaustion disorder.

Time Method

Study design

Diagnostic study

Description of study design

Semi-structured interview study, part of the PROMISE project. Refer to the project web page for further information.

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

2018-06 – 2019-02

Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2018-06 – 2019-02
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg
  • Instrument: Tape recorder (Semi-structured questionnaire)
  • Sample size: 12
  • Source of the data: Communications: Interpersonal, Communications
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: The western part of Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Institute of Health and Care Sciences

Other research principals


Andreas Fors - University of Gothenburg, Institute of Health and Care Sciences orcid

Commissioning organisation

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare - FORTE - 2016-07418, 2017-00557 and 2019-01726


  • Funding agency: Swedish agreement between the government and the county councils concerning economic support for providing an infrastructure for research and education of doctors - The ALF agreement
  • Funding agency's reference number: ALFGBG-772191, ALFGBG-932659

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. Dnr: 497-17, T 526-18


Alsén, S., Ali, L., Ekman, I., & Fors, A. (2020). Facing a blind alley - Experiences of stress-related exhaustion: a qualitative study. In BMJ Open (No. e038230; Vol. 10, Issue 9). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038230
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038230
SwePub: oai:gup.ub.gu.se/296020

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Published: 2022-10-28