Table 2

Fatigue attributions in relation to fatigue, health, psychosocial work characteristics, and sociodemographics of employees who made a fatigue related visit to the GP only (n=268)

Somatic attribution (41.8%)Psychological attribution (44.0%)Don’t know attribution (14.2%)
CIS, Checklist Individual Strength; CIS case, probable fatigue case; MBI-GS, Maslach Burnout Inventory–General Survey; MBI-GS case, probable work related fatigue case; HAD, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; HAD case, probable mental health problem case; JCQ, Job Content Questionnaire.
t test/χ2 test, *p<0.05 **p<0.01 ***p<0.001.
    CIS total score***69.9 (23.8)82.0 (25.11)84.3 (21.3)
    CIS case***41.3%62.7%65.8%
    CIS case four months ago41.0%52.3%57.1%
    MBI-GS case*28.9%48.9%39.1%
Somatic health problems
    ≥1 Chronic illness36.6%28.0%31.6%
Mental health problems
    HAD anxiety***6.2 (3.2)9.0 (3.6)8.7 (3.6)
    HAD depression***5.1 (3.8)8.2 (4.4)6.6 (4.1)
    HAD case***32.4%64.3%59.5%
Psychosocial work characteristics (JCQ total score on subscales)
    Job demands32.8 (5.8)34.2 (5.5)33.6 (4.9)
    Decision latitude70.3 (11.6)71.9 (11.1)72.2 (10.7)
    Social support21.5 (3.5)21.6 (3.4)21.7 (3.4)
    Age (years)41.3 (8.2)41.6 (7.4)40.7 (9.3)
    Gender (% male)62.2%68.6%57.9%
    Low educational level17.8%9.8%15.8%
    Living alone10.0%12.7%7.9%