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Table 5 Self-reported work-related stressors at baseline (TI) and at the 7-year follow-up (T2) (N = 130)

From: Self-reported changes in work situation – a cross-sectional study of patients 7 years after treatment for stress-related exhaustion

Work stressors Time Changes at work
% (n)
No changes at work
% (n)
Difference in percentages
(95% CI)
Quantitative demands T1 87 (61) 84 (32) 2.9 (−9.9; 18.7)
T2 34 (24) 63 (24) −28.9 (−45.7; −9.2) a
Emotional demands T1 64 (45) 69 (26) −4.1 (− 21.3; 14.7)
T2 24 (17) 42 (16) −17.8 (−35.7; 0.3)
Conflicts at work T1 53 (37) 29 (11) 23.4 (4.3; 40.3) a
T2 16 (11) 11 (4) 5.2 (−10; 17.3)
Management responsibility T1 43 (30) 32 (12) 11.3 (−8; 28.4)
T2 10 (7) 16 (6) −5.8 (−21.3; 6.7)
Reorganization T1 53 (37) 27 (10) 26.5 (7.1; 42.5) a
T2 23 (16) 17 (15) −16.6 (−34.5; 1.1)
Deficient leadership T1 70 (49) 25 (17) 25.3 (5.9; 42.7) a
T2 19 (13) 37 (14) −18.3 (−35.8; 1.1)
Job insecurity T1 17 (12) 5 (2) −11.9 (−2.1; 23)
T2 11 (8) 11 (4) 0.9 (−13.8; 12.4)
Irregular working hours T1 36 (25) 21 (8) 14.7 (−3.7; 30)
T2 10 (7) 13 (5) −3.2 (−18.2; 8.7)
Traumatic events at work T1 24 (17) 11 (5) 11 (−5.4; 24.6)
T2 4 (3) 4 (3) −3.6 (−16.8; 5.6)
Work environment T1 27 (19) 29 (11) −1.8 (−20; 14.7)
T2 10 (7) 32 (12) −21.6 (−38.2; −6)
Discontent at work T1 39 (27) 5 (2) 33.3 (17.3; 45.6) a
T2 3 (2) 5 (2) −2.4 (−14.6; 5.5)
  1. Self-reported work-related stressors at baseline (TI) and at the 7-year follow up (T2) were compared between the group who made changes at work and the group who made no such changes, in order to explore significant differences between the groups at baseline and at the 7-year follow-up
  2. aSignificant difference