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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants at baseline

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

Characteristics Intervention group Control Group P-value
Mean age (SD) 38.4 (SD 10,1) 36.8 (SD 10,3)  
Musculoskeletal pain 14 (51.9%) 13 (48.1%)  
Psycological problems 31 (51.9%) 25 (44.6%)  
Women 34 (75.6%) 29 (76.3%)  
SF-36    
Physical functioning 80.59 (SD 18.3) 76.52 (SD 20.1) 0.43
Role Physical 47.43 (SD 35.2) 50.54 (SD 32.3) 0.73
Bodily pain 53.69 (SD 29.3) 54.78 (SD 27.6) 0.88
General health 53.00 (SD 21.2) 49.52 (SD 23.6) 0.56
Vitality 34.71 (SD 19.2) 40.00 (SD 23.3) 0.31
Social functioning 46.79 (SD 27.7) 50.54 (SD 27.1) 0.61
Role emotional 45.95 (SD 28.1) 43.48 (SD 33.1) 0.76
Metal health 51.52 (SD 22.0) 50.09 (SD 21.2) 0.45