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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Solution-focused intervention for sick listed employees with psychological problems or muscle skeletal pain: a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN39140363]

General inclusion criteria:
Psychological problems (ICPC chapter P)
Symptoms of general exhaustion and burn-out (A01 and A04)
Muscoloskeletal pain (ICPC chapter L)
The following ICPC-diagnosis were excluded:
Psychological problems: P70-73, P77, P80, P98
Muscoloskeletal pain: L70, L71, L72-76, L77-79, L80-82
Additional causes for exclusion: self employed, pregnancy, graded sick leave of less than 50%, those awaiting elective orthopaedic surgery, those becoming 66 or more in the present year, persons in need of interpreter to communicate