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Table 2 Outcome measures. Changes between pre- and post-treatment in work participation, expectations of future work ability, workability, generalized self-efficacy and symptomsa

From: Predictors of return to work among patients in treatment for common mental disorders: a pre-post study

  Pre-treatment Post-treatment Significance testing
  N (%) N (%) t-value Sig.
Work participation     0.001b
 Fully working 70 (43) 94 (57)   
 Partially working 40 (24) 29 (18)   
 Not working 54 (33) 41 (25)   
Expectations about future work ability
(2 yr. from now)
    0.004b
 Yes, definitely 58 (48) 77 (64)   
 Yes, to some degree 40 (33) 30 (25)   
 No, not really 21 (17) 10 (8)   
 No, absolutely not 2 (2) 4 (3)   
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)   
Work ability 4.7 (2.7) 6.8 (2.6) −8.76 <0.001
Generalized self-efficacy 2.6 (0.5) 2.8 (0.5) −5.96 <0.001
CORE-OM Total 16.5 (5.4) 10.7 (5.5) 14.02 <0.001
CORE-OM Anxiety 19.3 (8.3) 11.6 (7.9) 11.38 <0.001
CORE-OM Depression 22.5 (8.9) 13.4 (8.4) 12.87 <0.001
  1. aN varies between 121 and 164 due to missing cases
  2. bMarginal homogeneity test, asymptotic sig. (2-sided)