Table 3

 Work ability, burnout, and quality of life of the intervention group and the control group at baseline, six months after randomisation, and two years after randomisation

BaselineSix monthsTwo years
Intervention (n = 61)Control (n = 55)pIntervention (n = 61)Control (n = 52)pIntervention (n = 40)Control (n = 34)p
*Higher scores mean better work ability.
†Higher scores indicate more burnout.
‡Lower scores indicate more burnout.
§Lower scores indicate better quality of life.
Work ability (WAI) *34.333.4NS35.230.7<0.00135.534.4NS
Burnout (UBOS)
    Exhaustion†2.72.6NS2.42.7<0.052.22.2NS
    Distance†2.72.3NS2.52.7<0.012.12.5<0.05
    Competence‡4.04.1NS4.03.9NS4.04.0NS
Quality of life (NHP)§
    Energy34.430.9NS26.237.8<0.0123.031.4NS
    Pain15.814.5NS16.614.4NS18.415.8NS
    Emotional30.823.2<0.0521.732.3<0.00116.918.3NS
    Sleep30.530.5NS27.537.3<0.0520.532.4NS
    Social isolation11.86.5<0.058.59.2NS8.03.5NS
    Physical mobility10.28.6NS11.910.6NS13.110.3NS