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Table 4 The relation between the dimensional structures of the items of the sections I(a) and II(b) of the LFA within the population of clients during the WIA legislation (rows) and the WAO legislation (columns).

From: The dimensional structure of the functional abilities in cases of long-term sickness absence

  Scale WAO: serial number of the scale(c)(number of items)
Scale WIA (number of items) 1(8) 2(10) 3(6) 4(4) 5(3) 6(4) 7(6)
1. Work stress (9) 8(d)      1  
2. No independence in performance (7)   7      
3. Communication (6)    6     
4. Taking initiative (3)      3   
5. Social task demands (6)        6
6. Cognitive functioning (7)     4   3  
7. Acting efficiently (3)   3      
  1. (a) Section I of the LFA: 26 items on personal functioning.
  2. (b) Section II of the LFA: 15 items on social functioning.
  3. (c) Scale WAO: serial number and title:
  4. 1. Work stress
  5. 2. No independent execution of tasks
  6. 3. Communication
  7. 4. Cognitive functioning
  8. 5. Taking initiative
  9. 6. No interference during work
  10. 7. Social task demands
  11. (d) The numbers in the table denote the number of items that are allocated to a specific combination of a WIA scale and a WAO scale, for example 8 out of 9 items of the WIA scale 'Work stress' were placed in scale with the same name on the basis of the WAO analysis.