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Table 5 Domain scores for different groups of the study population for the NFAS-4 and the NFAS-5 (N = 3325)

From: A randomised comparison of a four- and a five-point scale version of the Norwegian Function Assessment Scale

  NFAS-4 NFAS-5
  Disability pension/rehab. All others Sickness absence No sickness absence Phys. probl. only Mental probl. only Disability pension/rehab. All others Sickness absence No sickness absence Phys. probl. only Mental probl. only
N 196 1414 425 644 603 57 190 1500 461 701 641 76
Walking/standing 1.66 1.19*** 1.22 1.09*** 1.20 1.10* 2.13 1.28*** 1.34 1.12*** 1.33 1.11***
Holding/picking 1.39 1.11*** 1.15 1.04*** 1.10 1.05 1.74 1.16*** 1.18 1.06*** 1.18 1.10**
Lifting/carrying 1.64 1.18*** 1.24 1.09*** 1.20 1.06** 2.15 1.26*** 1.33 1.11*** 1.29 1.12**
Sitting 1.34 1.07*** 1.09 1.03*** 1.08 1.03 1.64 1.13*** 1.16 1.05*** 1.14 1.05
Manag. 1.59 1.20*** 1.30 1.13*** 1.16 1.39*** 2.04 1.35*** 1.45 1.23*** 1.31 1.55*
Coop./comm. 1.36 1.15*** 1.18 1.09*** 1.12 1.29*** 1.69 1.27*** 1.31 1.19*** 1.26 1.33
Senses 1.16 1.03*** 1.04 1.01*** 1.03 1.03 1.24 1.08*** 1.09 1.04* 1.07 1.07
Total scores 1.49 1.15*** 1.20 1.08*** 1.15 1.16 1.91 1.24*** 1.30 1.13*** 1.25 1.22
  1. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001; Mann Whitney U-test