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Table 4 Return to work (RTW) and sick leave outcomes in the brief and multidisciplinary intervention groups within Subgroup 2 (those without influence on the planning of their own work or feeling at risk of losing job and not a work injury claimant)

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 N = 57 Multidiscipl. intervention N = 60 P Brief intervention N = 57 Multidiscipl. Intervention N = 60 P
RTW >4 weeks during follow-up (n;%) 38; 66.7 48; 80.0 0.09* 43; 75.4 50; 83.3 0.17*
Status at 52 nd and 104 th week       
RTW (n;%) 33; 57.9 41; 68.3 0.19** 29; 50.9 39; 65.0 0.098**
Sick leave (n;%) 16; 28.1 10; 16.7   14; 24.6 6; 10.0  
Modified job or training (n;%) 4; 7.0 8; 13.3   6; 10.5 8; 13.3  
Labour market exclusion (n;%) 4; 7.0 0; 0.0   5; 8.8 3; 5.0  
Other (n;%) 0; 0.0 1; 1.7   3; 5.3 4; 6.7  
Died or moved abroad (n;%) 0; 0.0 0; 0.0   0; 0.0 0; 0.0  
Sick leave weeks in first and second year (25; 50; 75 percentiles) 6; 13; 40 6; 14; 30 0.59*** 0; 2; 15 0; 2; 15 0.62***
  1. *Cox regression model adjusted for gender and age.
  2. **Logistic regression model adjusted for gender and age.
  3. ***Wilcoxon rank-sum test.