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Table 4 Results of the multivariate regression models of having returned to work and late return to work at 12-months follow-up

From: Return to work in prostate cancer survivors – findings from a prospective study on occupational reintegration following a cancer rehabilitation program

  Multivariate regression analyses
  Not returned to work 12 months after the end of the rehabilitation program
N = 617a
Late return to work (≥ 8 weeks) following the cancer rehabilitation program
N = 491b
  β SE p-valuec OR 95% CI β SE p- valuec OR 95% CI
Age .221 .046 <.001 1.247 1.139–1.366 .018 .023 .452 1.018 .972–1.066
Monthly household net income
 4000 € and more Ref.      Ref.     
 2000 - < 4000 € −.134 .379 .724 .875 .416–1.837 .439 .271 .106 1.552 .911–2.641
  < 2000 € .198 .467 .671 1.219 .488–3.043 .604 .373 .105 1.830 .881–3.801
Tumor stage (UICCd)
 Stage I or II Ref.      Ref.     
 Stage III .819 .315 .009 2.268 1.223–4.028 1.080 .259 <.001 2.946 1.773–4.894
Global health status/Quality of life (EORTC QLQ-C30) −.001 .008 .893 .999 .983–1.015 −.002 .006 .780 .998 .987–1.010
Physical functioning (EORTC QLQ-C30) −.003 .462 .691 .997 .980–1.013 −.009 .006 .172 .991 .979–1.004
Sick leave in the 12 months preceding rehabilitation (SIBAR)
 None or up to 5 weeks Ref.      Ref.     
 6 weeks or more 1.092 .308 <.001 2.981 1.629–5.456 .249 .266 .348 1.283 .762–2.160
Self-perceived work ability (SIBAR)
 Full ability (>  6 h/day) Ref.      Ref.     
 Limited ability (3–6 h/day) .305 .526 .562 1.357 .484–3.809 .768 .345 .026 2.154 1.095–4.283
 Not able to work (<  3 h/day) 1.300 .589 .027 3.671 1.156–11.653 1.505 .421 <.001 4.502 1.971–10.284
Self-perceived capacity to return to the former job (SIBAR)
 Probably or definitely yes Ref.      Ref.     
 Uncertain .504 .339 .206 1.656 .758–3.618 1.056 .398 .008 2.876 1.319–6.271
 Probably or definitely no 1.151 .580 .047 3.162 1.014–9.861 .896 .637 .160 2.450 .072–8.545
Intention to apply for a disability pension (SIBAR)
 No Ref.      Ref.     
 Yes .795 .312 .011 2.214 1.200–4.083 .326 .256 .219 1.385 .824–2.328
Occupational stress (SIBAR)
 No Ref.      Ref.     
 Yes −.608 .462 .189 .545 .220–1.347 .249 .356 .442 1.315 .654–2.264
Reward (ERI) .001 .023 .979 1.001 .957–1.046 −.009 .017 .593 .991 .959–1.024
  1. Abbreviations ß unstandardized regression coefficient, SE Standard error, p-value Probability of type I error, OR odds ratio for independent variables, CI 95% confidence interval
  2. Significant p-values are marked in bold
  3. aReference group: Having returned to work; due to missing values within the predictor variables, 617 out of 711 survivors were included into the final regression model; tolerance values between .675–.978
  4. bReference group: early return to work (< 8 weeks); due to missing values within the predictor variables, 491 out of 549 survivors were included into the final regression model; tolerance values between .700–.977
  5. cWald Test
  6. dUICC International Union against Cancer