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Table 2 Effect on ACT based CBT of the staff on prescription of sick leave certificates during the years 2018 and 2019 in primary health care in health care centers in Region Kalmar and Jönköping. The intervention started January 2018 in Kalmar and the year 2017 served as control in both Regions. The mean number of prescribed sick leave was calculated from monthly records of ongoing sick leave

From: Education of the primary health care staff based on acceptance and commitment therapy is associated with reduced sick leave in a prospective controlled trial

Primary health care center Sick leave F99 2017 Sick leave F99 2018 P-value between 2017–2018 Sick leave F99 2019 P-value between
2017–2019
Sick leave M99 2017 Sick leave M99 2018 P-value between 2017–2018 Sick leave M99 2019 P-value between 2017–2019
Jönköping
Eksjö and Mariannelund 168.83 178.50   193.83   74.00 70.83   65.17  
Gnosjö 56.75 67.33   71.08   60.75 65.17   61.75  
Gränna 52.42 45.75   43.58   16.83 19.00   16.75  
Vaggeryd 54.92 44.83   54.92   42.92 52.58   44.67  
Vetlanda 84.83 85.92   87.33   50.42 49.67   52.67  
Sick leave (mean subjects/month) 45.9 ± 31 47.8 ± 34 0.50
0.69a
52.4 ± 40 0.33
0.27a
49.0 ± 21 51.4 ± 20 0.33
0.34a
48.2 ± 19 0.72
0.69a
Kalmar
Emmaboda 29.67 36.75   36.25   23.58 26.50   25.92  
Esplanaden 84.25 70.67   53.25   46.17 46.33   43.75  
Högsby 23.17 20.17   11.42   31.50 22.58   16.58  
Ljungbyholm 63.50 44.00   31.83   35.83 25.75   27.67  
Stora Trädgårdsgatan 54.92 44.00   26.08   41.08 34.83   26.50  
Färjestaden 60.25 55.83   59.33   30.25 29.42   30.67  
Sick leave (mean subjects/month) 52.6 ± 23 45.2 ± 17 0.11
0.12a
36.4 ± 18 0.062
0.075a
34.7 ± 8.1 30.9 ± 8.7 0.14
0.17a
28.5 ± 8.8 0.098
0.12a
  1. Abbreviations: ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; F99, diagnosis of any psychiatric disease; M99 diagnosis of any musculoskeletal disorder
  2. a Calculated with Wilcoxon signed-rank test