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Table 3 Characteristics of in-depth interview subjects (n = 16)

From: Workers’ experiences with compensated sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorder: a qualitative study

Subject Age Year of the initial compensation Disease Compensation duration (month) Year of the second compensation Return to the same work
A 52 2003 HIVD*, Lumbar 6 2006 Yes
B 54 2003 HIVD, Lumbar 6 - Yes
C 49 2003 HIVD, Lumbar 10 - Yes
D 41 2003 HIVD, Lumbar 6 2010  
E 44 2003 HIVD, Lumbar 48 2013 Yes
F 52 2003 HIVD, Lumbar 11 -  
G 53 2003 HIVD, Lumbar 12 2005  
H 48 2003 HIVD, Lumbar 6 2008 Yes
I 52 2003 Myofascial pain syndrome 5 2009 Yes
J 51 2003 Rotator cuff tear 8 2011  
K 45 2003 HIVD, Cervical 10 2008  
L 48 2003 HIVD, Cervical 6 - Yes
M 40 2004 HIVD, Lumbar and cervical, Impingement syndrome 11 -  
N 41 2005 HIVD, Cervical, Myofascial pain syndrome 8 2007  
O 49 2005 Lumbar strain 6 -  
P 46 2005 Lumbar strain 5 -  
  1. *HIVD herniated intervertebral disc.
  2. The year of the second workers compensation, but compensated for different disease from the first compensated disease.
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