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Table 5 Sick leave, mental capacities and ability to work (according to WAI - questionnaire) in respect to the ROS

From: Online survey among maritime pilots: job-related stress and strain and the effects on their work ability

  Total sample (n = 401) 1-week ROS (n = 49) 4-month ROS (n = 352) p
Sick leave last year (12 months)    0.5932
 None at all 144 (35.9%) 17 (34.7%) 127 (36.1%)  
 1–9 days 158 (39.4%) 21 (42.9%) 137 (38.9%)  
 10–99 days 94 (23.4%) 11 (22.4%) 83 (23.6%)  
 > 100 days 5 (1.3%) 0 5 (1.4%)  
Estimation of the own work ability in 2 years    0.4522
 Relatively certain 374 (93.3%) 46 (93.9%) 328 (93.2%)  
 Not certain 24 (6.0%) 2 (4.1%) 22 (6.3%)  
 Unlikely 3 (0.7%) 1 (2.0%) 2 (0.5%)  
Mental capacities     
Ability to enjoy the regular daily activities    0.1422
  Often / rather often 307 (76.5%) 43 (87.8%) 264 (75.0%)  
  Sometimes 68 (17.0%) 5 (10.2%) 63 (17.9%)  
  Rather seldom / never 26 (6.5%) 1 (2.0%) 25 (7.1%)  
Considering the last 3 months:
Have you been active and alert?
  0.5132
  Often / rather often 289 (72.0%) 39 (79.6%) 250 (71.0%)  
  Sometimes 76 (19.0%) 8 (16.3%) 68 (19.3%)  
  Rather seldom / never 36 (9.0%) 2 (4.1%) 34 (9.7%)  
Considering the last 3 months:
Have you felt yourself to be full of hope about the future?
  
0.0072
  Continuously/ rather often 288 (71.5%) 38 (77.6%) 250 (71.0%)  
  Sometimes 81 (20.2%) 8 (16.3%) 73 (20.7%)  
  Rather seldom / never 32 (8.3%) 3 (6.1%) 29 (8.3%)  
Ability to work according to WAI     0.4322
  Very good 122 (30.4%) 18 (36.7%) 104 (29.5%)  
  Good 188 (46.9%) 22 (44.9%) 166 (47.2%)  
  Moderate 77 (19.2%) 9 (18.4%) 68 (19.3%)  
  Critical 14 (3.5%) 0 14 (4.0%)  
Point value, mean (SD) 40.2 (5.7) 40.9 (4.8) 40.2 (5.8) 0.3621
  1. 1Student’s T test
  2. 2Chi-square test