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Table 2 Return to work (RTW) and sick leave outcomes in the brief (N = 175) and multidisciplinary intervention groups (N = 176)

From: Sustainability of return to work in sick-listed employees with low-back pain. Two-year follow-up in a randomized clinical trial comparing multidisciplinary and brief intervention

  One-year follow-up Two-year follow-up
Brief intervention Multidiscipl. intervention P Brief intervention Multidiscipl. intervention P
RTW >4 weeks during follow-up (n;%) 133; 76.0 127; 72.2 0.20* 140; 80.0 136; 77;3 0.22*
Status at 52 nd and 104 th week       
RTW (n;%) 115; 65.7 108; 61.4 0.43** 107; 61.1 102; 58.0 0.54**
Sick leave (n;%) 44; 25.1 49; 27.8   29; 16.6 33; 18.8  
Modified job or training (n;%) 10; 5.7 16; 9.1   21; 12.0 22; 12.5  
Labour market exclusion (n;%) 6; 3.4 1; 0.6   11; 6.3 10; 5.7  
Other (n;%) 0; 0.0 1; 0.6   6; 3.4 7; 4.0  
Died or moved abroad (n;%) 0; 0.0 1; 0.6   1; 0.6 2; 1.1  
Sick leave weeks in first and second year (25; 50; 75 percentiles) 5; 14; 37 10; 20; 43 0.018*** 0; 0; 14 0; 1; 17 0.29***
  1. *Cox regression model adjusted for gender and age.
  2. **Logistic regression model adjusted for gender and age.
  3. ***Wilcoxon rank-sum test.