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Table 5 Self reported health (SF-36) after 6 months

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

  Intervention Control Mean Diff. 95% CI p-val ES*
  n Median Mean (SD) n Median Mean (SD)     
Physical functioning 38 87.5 85.26 (15.5) 27 85.0 81.60 (14.9) 3.66 (-4.0 – 11.3) 0.34 0.24
Role Physical 38 75.0 66.61 (32.9) 27 62.5 58.80 (29.1) 7.82 (-8.0 – 23.6) 0.33 0.24
Bodily pain 38 51.0 54.16 (25.5) 27 42.0 50.48 (27.9) 3.68 (-9.7 – 17.0) 0.58 0.14
General health 38 52.0 57.39 (23.6) 27 55.0 52.19 (28.1) 5.21 (-7.6 – 18.1) 0.42 0.20
Vitality 38 45.0 43.16 (20.8) 27 40.0 41.48 (27.7) 1.68 (-10.3 – 13.7) 0.78 0.07
Social functioning 38 62.5 63.16 (25.1) 27 62.5 60.65 (28.7) 2.51 (10.9 – 18.9) 0.71 0.09
Role emotional 38 58.3 61.18 (31.1) 27 50.0 57.72 (30.1) 3.47 (-12.0 – 18.9) 0.66 0.10
Metal health 38 70.0 64.53 (22.0) 27 60.0 56.30 (25.6) 8.23 (-4.0 – 20.4) 0.17 0.35
  1. *ES = Effect Size