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Table 1 Description of scales (n = 231)

From: The development of instruments to measure the work disability assessment behaviour of insurance physicians

ASE Scale # items % yes/high1 Theor. max2 Median Mean sd Cronbach's alpha
Attitude         
  Job satisfaction 3 78 15 12 11.41 2.51 0.875
  Positive attitude towards WIA 5 53 25 16 15.98 3.63 0.797
  Social security system just 5 70 25 17 17.43 3.25 0.636
  Quality: development of skills important 5 99 25 22 22.11 2.27 0.648
  Quality: support by management important 3 68 15 11 10.46 2.32 0.643
Social Norm         
  Opinion of UWV and employee representative bodies important 6 43 24 15 15.01 2.75 0.697
  Colleagues' opinion important 5 66 20 14 13.40 2.36 0.679
  Society's opinion important 3 10 12 6 5.77 1.53 0.560
Self-efficacy         
  Self-efficacy 10   40 32 32.81 4.21 0.908
Barriers         
  Work pressure 4 44 16 10 10.18 2.06 0.771
  Emotional workload 3 20 12 6 6.38 1.42 0.702
  Decision making authority 4 61 16 11 10.96 2.65 0.724
  Emotional exhaustion 5 12 25 10 10.79 3.97 0.892
  Office culture: good cooperation 8 83 40 30 29.62 5.65 0.900
  Office culture: sufficient co-determination 4 20 20 10 9.78 3.25 0.814
  Quality: influence of refresher training and consultation beneficial 2 97 6 6 5.90 0.38 0.665
  Quality: influence of staff physician beneficial 2 80 6 6 5.38 0.89 0.675
  Quality : influence of manager beneficial 2 27 6 4 4.03 1.05 0.647
  Many difficult clients/cases 16 733   16 15.62 2.82 0.675
Knowledge         
  Sufficient information from the occupational physician 3 44 12 7 7.20 1.33 0.769
Intention         
  Stimulate recovery and return to work 4 94 20 17 16.71 2.77 0.852
  Basic premises: residual capacity 6 99 30 28 27.03 2.75 0.809
  Basic premises: client's account and home circumstances 4 97 20 18 17.37 2.17 0.727
Behaviour Process         
  Dedication 4 73 20 14 13.94 2.74 0.874
  Technical interview: describe object and procedure 2 84 8 7 6.71 1.15 0.594
  Conflict handling: seek compromise 7 5 35 15 15.57 3.46 0.733
Behaviour Assessment         
  Comply with permanent full disability rules 2 72 8 6 6.09 1.23 0.734
  FAL: take account of client 5 31 25 14 14.16 2.47 0.566
  FAL: consult with labour expert when not necessary 2 63 10 8 7.09 2.00 0.761
  1. 1yes/high = % of respondents whose score is above the theoretical scale average, e..g. the % of respondents who on average '(totally) agree', think of something as '(very) important', or score 'often/always'.
  2. 2 The theoretical maximum value of the scale.
  3. 3 The percentage of insurance physicians who classify the majority of their clients/cases as difficult.
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