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Table 3 Visits to care providers among WSQ intervention group and controls reporting high stressa

From: Effects of a work stress intervention on healthcare use and treatment compared to treatment as usual: a randomised controlled trial in Swedish primary healthcare

  Before inclusion (< 12 months) Follow-up (≥12 months)
WSQ-IG
% (n = 84b)
Control
% (n = 92b)
p-value WSQ-IG
% (n = 87b)
Control
% (n = 97b)
p-value
Visits to
 Physician    .94    .38
  0 20 (17) 22 (20)   3 (3) 0 (0)  
  1–5 55 (46) 50 (46)   48 (42) 47 (46)  
  6–10 16 (13) 17 (16)   25 (22) 27 (26)  
   > 11 10 (8) 11 (10)   23 (20) 26 (25)  
 Nurse    .32    .55
  0 6 (5) 3 (3)   13 (11) 13 (13)  
  1–5 71 (60) 67 (62)   55 (48) 54 (52)  
  6–10 14 (12) 24 (22)   17 (15) 24 (23)  
  > 11 8 (7) 5 (5)   15 (13) 9 (9)  
 Psychologist/Psychotherapist    .86    .048
  0 94 (79) 96 (88)   81 (70) 93 (90)  
  1–5 5 (4) 4 (4)   12 (10) 6 (6)  
  6–10 1 (1) 0 (0)   2 (2) 0 (0)  
  > 11 0 (0) 0 (0)   6 (5) 1 (1)  
 Occupational therapist/Physiotherapist    .59    .38
  0 63 (83) 73 (102)   58 (50) 68 (66)  
  1–5 17 (23) 11 (15)   15 (13) 8 (8)  
  6–10 4 (5) 6 (8)   7 (6) 7 (7)  
  > 11 9 (12) 5 (7)   21 (18) 17 (16)  
  1. aParticipants that scored values of 3 (stressful) and 4 (very stressful) in at least one of the four categories in the WSQ
  2. bNumber of valid observations
  3. Fisher’s Exact Test was performed with a significance level of .05 (95%).
  4. Statistically significant difference (p < 0.05) between groups