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Table 5 Recurrence of sick leave in the second year after the start of the intervention for subjects who accomplished return to work during the first year (N = 260)

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

   Brief intervention Multidiscipl. intervention  
   25; 50; 75 percentiles n 25; 50; 75 percentiles n p*
All participants Sick leave weeks 0; 0; 7 133 0; 0; 11 127 0.42
Subgroup 1 # Sick leave weeks 0; 0; 7 90 0; 0; 12 78 0.49
Subgroup 2 ## Sick leave weeks 0; 0; 7 38 0; 0; 9 48 0.84
  1. #Subgroup 1: Influence on planning own work, no perceived risk of losing job and/or work injury claimant.
  2. ##Subgroup 2: No influence on planning own work or feeling at risk of losing job.
  3. *Wilcoxon rank-sum test.