Table 4

Items included in the two indices, coding of response alternatives, and mean for the whole group

Knowledge Index (6 items)

Skills Index (5 items)


4 = large need

3 = fairly large need

2 = limited need

1 = no need

01 = missing value


H

Sickness insurance rules

0-4

A

Judging patients' work capacity

0-4

I

Other forms of compensation in the social insurance system

0-4

B

Work demands in different occupations and/or workplaces

0-4

K

My options and responsibilities as a physician in sickness certification cases

0-4

C

Assesing the optimum length and degree of sickness certification

0-4

L

The options and responsibilities of the SIO2 in sickness certification cases

0-4

D

Handling conflicts with patients about the need for sickness certification

0-4

M

Employers' options and responsibilities in sickness certification cases

0-4

F

Designing optimum plans of action

0-4

N

The options and responsibilities of the Employment Office in sickness certification cases

0-4



Sum1

1-24

Sum1

1-20

Unadjusted mean

15.7

Unadjusted mean

11.9

Unadjusted mean percent of maximum

65.6%

Unadjusted mean percent of maximum

59.4%


1Respondents with missing values on all items in one index were not included in the analysis of that index

2Social Insurance Office

Löfgren et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-61

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