Table 3

Descriptions of functioning in different parts of sickness certificates and classified into ICF components
Functioning 2007N= 475 2009N= 501 P-value
% n % n
Anamnesis
Body 82 387 80 402 0.624
Activity 15 73 12 62 0.176
Participation 7 33 4 19 0.028
Clinical findings
Body 75 355 75 376 0.910
Activity 6 26 5 26 0.843
Participation 0.6 3 0.2 1 0.361ª
How the disease limits ability/activity
Body 58 276 65 325 0.03
Activity 26 125 33 164 0.028
Participation 6.5 31 8 39 0.446
All parts*
Body 92 438 94 472 0.213
Activity 35 168 39 197 0.202
Participation 12 59 11 56 0.547
Information on work
Yes 78 370 95 477 <0.001

Column sum is more than 100% because some certificates provided information on functioning classified into more than one component.

ª Fisher’s exact test, 2-sided.* All parts, information on functioning collected from anamnesis, clinical findings and the question “how does the disease limit the patient’s ability/activity”.

Nilsing et al.

Nilsing et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:907   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-907

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