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Table 2 Score of items relating to return to work in physicians focus groups.

From: Assessing factors influencing return back to work after cholecystectomy: a qualitative research

Influence or advice (including expectations) by thirds 55 (21.8%) Information related factors 54 (21.4%) Work-related factors 41 (16.3%)
society's expectations 10 lack of information 13 type of work 7
structure of health care 8 lack of guidelines 10 initiatives of the employer 6
advise of others 7* a structure for communication 9 possibility to return home early 6
influences of cultural differences 7 pamphlet information 6 work atmosphere 4
people's expectations 6* lack of advice 4 motivation 4
advice of general practitioner 6* positive attitude 3 adapted work activities 4
advice of company physician 4* differences in interpretation of information 2 financial aspects employer 3
advice of surgeon 3* other 7 relation with employer 2
employer's expectations 2    commitment 2
other 2    independent (own store) 2
     other 1
Patients' expectations or individually determined factors 35 (13.9%) Hospital related factors 31 (12.3%) Physical factors 20 (7.9%)
individual differences 8 information about the operation 8* pain 8
a person's character 7 type of operation 7 tiredness 6
motivation 5 visit to outpatients' clinic 7* diarrhea 2
personal circumstances 5 information on recovery 4* endurance 2
differences in experiencing pain 3 hospital stay 2 wound healing 2
an individual's interpretation of information 2 waiting list 2   
other 5 good follow-up care 1   
Other 12 (4.8%) Home factors 4 (1.6%)   
legal aspects 4     
analgesics 4     
other 4     
  1. * items somehow relating to information, not scored in the information category.