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Table 5 Associations between work capabilities, work and health-related outcomes

From: The capability set for work – correlates of sustainable employability in workers with multiple sclerosis

  Workers with MS (N = 163) General working population (N = 163)
  Capability set Overall capability item Capability set Overall capability item
Age −0.03 − 0.17 − 0.04 − 0.07
Work hours 0.19 0.29* 0.21 0.16
Work ability 0.25* 0.43* 0.28* 0.39*
Work Functioning-Physical 0.19 0.39* 0.22 0.19
Work Functioning-Flexibility 0.30* 0.27* 0.11 0.25
Absenteeism −0.26* −0.29* 0.02 −0.02
Presenteeism −0.31* −0.42* n.a. n.a.
Self-rated health 0.25* 0.39* 0.01 0.21
Disease duration 0.12 0.02 n.a. n.a.
Disability level −0.05 −0.13 n.a. n.a.
Cognitive and neuro-psychiatric functioning −0.35* −0.44* n.a. n.a.
Information processing speed 0.05 0.09 n.a. n.a.
Depression −0.43* −0.39* n.a. n.a.
Anxiety −0.31* −0.38* n.a. n.a.
Fatigue impact −0.34* −0.44* n.a. n.a.
  1. Note: Spearman’s rho coefficients are reported. Not all health measures were available for the general working population (n.a data not available)
  2. *Bonferroni corrected p values ≤ 0.001 were considered significant