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Table 5 Employment status and absenteeism at six and nine months (n = 55)

From: Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis (WORK-IA): a feasibility randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Six months: Intervention (n = 23) Six months: Control (n = 21) Nine months: Intervention (n = 22) Nine months: Control (n = 21)
Employment status:
Working full time 15 11 13 11
Working part-time 7 8 7 8
On sick leave 0 2 0 2
Stopped working 1 0 2 0
Sickness absence: n =24 n =21 n =21 n =19
Sickness absence any reason (no.): 18 (75%) 16 (76.2%) 17 (81.1%) 16 (84.2%)
Sickness absence due to arthritis (no.) 12 (50%) 13 (61.9%) 14 (66.7%) 14 (70.0%)
Percentage working days lost due to sickness (any reason): Mean [SD] 8.4 [11.7] 18.6 [25.8] 9.6 [13.6] 20 [27.1]
 Median [IQR] 3.1 [0.5-10.7] 8.2 [2.8-33.6] 4.4[ 0.7-13.1] 8.3 [2.1-29.3]
Percentage working days lost due to arthritis:Mean [SD] 5.5 [11.2] 12.4 [23.6] 8.0 [13.8] 15.0 [25.0]
 Median [IQR] 0.5 [0-4.4] 3.5 [0-9.1] 2.5 [0-7.9] 5 [0-21.4]