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Table 3 Prevalence of OHP tasks and needs in sick-listed employees with high and low levels of MUPS

From: Sick-listed employees with severe medically unexplained physical symptoms: burden or routine for the occupational health physician? A cross sectional study

  Percentages in PHQ+/PHQ- groups OR (95% CI)†
Task difficulties OHPs:   
Indicating workability 15.9/10.8 1.48 (0.64-3.42)
Plan for return to work 17.6/11.1 1.46 (0.64-3.29)
Recovery activities employee 14.7/13.8 0.87 (0.36-2.09)
Comunication with employee 11.8/6.2 1.91 (0.76-4.81)
Job (place) adjustments 8.8/6.8 0.90 (0.29-2.87)
Communication between employer and employee 2.9/4.9 0.56 (0.13-2.51)
Communication with employer 7.4/5.1 1.81 (0.63-5.23)
Treatment provided by the attending physician 16.2/7.9 2.00 (0.78-5.10)
Referral for treatment 4.4/1.6 3.00 (0.70-12.92)
Communication with attending physician 10.3/2.4 5.42 (1.82-16.21)**
Needs of OHPs:   
Expertise of a psychiatrist   5.65 (2.32-13.78)**
   - Diagnostic 9.0/2.4 1.36 (0.73-2.52)
   - Treatment 7.5/1.6 2.08 (0.92-4.72)
   - Other 3.0/1.1  
Expertise of a psychologist   
   - Diagnostic 6.1/2.5  
   - Treatment 16.7/13.4  
   - Other 7.6/6.0  
Communication with GP   
   - Diagnostic 11.8/2.2  
   - Treatment 8.8/7.3  
   - Other 0.0/1.4  
  1. † Adjusted for gender and age with occupational physician as random effect
  2. * p < 0.05
  3. ** p < 0.01