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Table 3 Number of relapses into increased degree of sick leave in the intervention and control groups

From: Long-term stability of return to work after a workplace-oriented intervention for patients on sick leave for burnout

  Group   
Number of relapses Intervention (n = 64)* Control (n = 59)* Comparison of distributions
None 51.6% (33) 49.2% (29) χ2 = 5.52, p = .26
One 28.1% (18) 28.8% (17)
Two 14.1% (9) 8.5% (5)
Three 6.2% (4) 6.8% (4)
Four 0 6.8% (4)
Five or more 0 0  
  1. *Nine controls and four intervention participants were excluded from the analysis because they never returned to work during the entire follow-up period.
  2. A relapse was defined as a period of two consecutive weeks, or longer, with a higher degree of sick leave than the preceding week, during the total follow-up period of 130 weeks. Figures show percentages within each group and the corresponding number of persons.