Table 5

Demographic and work-related items associated with expressed need for skills and knowledge.

Knowledge-index1

Skills-index2


n

group mean/reference group mean

difference from reference group mean

p

n

group mean/reference group mean

difference from reference group mean

p


All

3900

65.6

3905

59.4

Sex (ref: male)

1961

62.8

1966

57.5

Female

1939

+5.5

<0.001

1939

+3.7

<0.001

Educational level (ref: specialist)

2850

63.6

2856

56.8

Medical degree

187

+10.0

<0.001

186

+14.3

<0.001

Registered physician

121

+7.1

<0.001

121

+9.1

<0.001

In resident training

717

+6.9

<0.001

717

+8.5

<0.001

Main workplace

Psychiatry

348

72.6

347

63.5

Primary health care centre

952

71.4

952

71.1

Oncology

103

67.5

102

56.0

Addiction medicine

38

66.9

38

58.2

Internal medicine

359

66.2

359

59.7

Orthopaedics

183

65.1

184

55.9

Rehabilitation care3

58

62.5

58

56.6

Other4

1152

62.0

1158

53.2

Gynaecology/Obstetrics

278

61.7

278

54.2

Occupational health services

122

59.8

122

58.5

Surgery

290

57.2

290

49.6

Support from management (ref: yes)

982

64.8

982

58.6

No

2761

+1.6

0.018

2763

+1.7

0.013

Workplace policy (ref: yes)

564

57.9

564

51.6

No

3256

+9.2

<0.001

3259

+9.4

<0.001

Frequency of sickness certification cases (ref: low frequency)

1925

63.3

1929

56.7

High frequency

1975

+4.5

<0.001

1976

+5.3

<0.001

Frequency of problems in handling sickness certification (ref: low frequency)

3603

65.1

3607

58.6

High frequency

251

+7.2

<0.001

252

+12.0

<0.001

Regular contacts with SIO5 (ref: yes)

3024

68.5

3024

67.3

No

841

-3.8

<0.001

844

-10.0

<0.001


1Sickness insurance rules, other forms of compensation and options and responsibilities of the physician, the SIO, the employer, and the employment office

2Judging work capacity, assess work demands, assess optimum length and degree of certification, handling conflicts, designing plans of action

3Including physicians in social insurance office and insurance company

4All other types of workplaces

5Social Insurance Office

One-way ANOVA. Mean index value, in percent of maximum.

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

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