Table 2

Adjusted means* (95% CI) for fatigued employees according to CFS-like caseness and burnout caseness, CFS patients on sick leave, and group comparisons

Non-CFS-like employeesCFS-like employeesGroup comparisons‡
Variable [scale]Burnout (1), n=42No burnout (2), n=43Burnout (3), n=34No burnout (4), n=32CFS patients on sick leave (5) n=97DE
*Means are adjusted for age and sex.
‡Group comparisons are shown if means are significantly different at p<0.05=D and/or equivalent=E (** = no significance or equivalence).
†Confidence interval (CI) is adjusted to 99% after interpretation of Levene’s test of equality of error variances.
Non-CFS-like employees = fatigued employees who did not meet research criteria for CFS; CFS-like employees = fatigued employees who met research criteria for CFS.
Self efficacy [5–24]15.5 (14.5 to 16.6)16.2 (15.1 to 17.2)14.1 (12.9 to 15.2)14.8 (13.6 to 15.9)14.2 (13.5 to 14.9)2–51–2
3–5
4–5
Psychological attributions [5–20]13.4 (12.6 to 14.1)11.7 (10.9 to 12.5)12.5 (11.7 to 13.3)11.0 (10.2 to 11.9)9.7 (9.2 to 10.3)1–21–3
1–42–3
1–52–4
2–5
3–5
Somatic attributions [4–16]7.9 (7.2 to 8.6)8.8 (8.1 to 9.5)10.6 (9.8 to 11.3)10.6 (9.8 to 11.4)11.3 (10.8 to 11.8)1–33–4
1–43–5
1–54–5
2–3
2–4
2–5
Depression† [0–63]15.5 (12.6 to 18.4)14.4 (11.6 to 17.2)18.3 (15.1 to 21.4)11.4 (8.2 to 14.7)14.0 (12.1 to 15.9)3–42–5
Psychological distress† [90–450]185.7 (166.9 to 204.5)176.7 (158.3 to 195.1)206.9 (186.4 to 227.5)160.0 (138.7 to 181.2)171.7 (159.2 to 184.2)3–4
3–5
Physical activity [no scale]63.1 (55.8 to 70.4)71.8 (64.8 to 78.9)73.9 (66.3 to 81.5)64.1 (56.1 to 72.1)61.7 (57.3 to 66.2)****