Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
20/03/2007
Date assigned
02/05/2007
Last edited
29/05/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Wolfgang Hiller

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Psychological Institute University of Mainz
Staudingerweg 9
Mainz
55099
Germany
hiller@uni-mainz.de

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Arbeit: Frust oder Lust? (Work: Frustration or Enjoyment?)

Study hypothesis

Can an intervention focusing on work-related issues improve work satisfaction and mental health?

Ethics approval

The Ethics Commission of the German Society of Psychology, approved on 4 October 2006.

Study design

Randomised Controlled Trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental disorders, vocational distress.

Intervention

All outpatients receive cognitive behavioral therapy. Subjects have indicated vocational problems at the beginning of their outpatientsÂ’ treatment. After randomised assignment, the intervention group receives four sessions of cognitive behavioral group therapy. This intervention focuses on how to improve coping with vocational distress, to develop more problem-solving strategies, establish social competence skills, and improve work-life balance.

Each cognitive behavioral group therapy consists of four sessions (100 minutes per session), one session per week, over 4 weeks. The subjects randomised into the control group must wait 6 - 8 weeks to start with the same intervention.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The primary outcomes will be measured after receipt of informed consent, after treatment and at three-month follow-up in the intervention group. In the control group they will be measured after receipt of informed consent, before treatment (i.e. after having waited), after treatment and at three-month follow-up.

1. Increase of work-related satisfaction (questionnaire for assessment of job satisfaction)
2. Improvement of mental health (Brief Symptom Inventory [BSI])
3. Reduction of social stress at work (questionnaire for assessment of social stressors at work) 4. Improvement of coping strategies (AVEM questionnaire [Occupational stress and coping inventory])
5. Increase of motivation to deal with occupational distress during psychotherapeutic treatment (FBTM questionnaire, designed to assess work-related therapy motivation of inpatients)
6. Decrease of wish for pension (AVEM questionnaire [Occupational stress and coping inventory])

Secondary outcome measures

Improvement of general life satisfaction (AVEM questionnaire [Occupational stress and coping inventory]), measured after receipt of informed consent, after treatment and at three-month follow-up in the intervention group. In the control group this will be measured after receipt of informed consent, before treatment (i.e. after having waited), after treatment and at three-month follow-up.

Overall trial start date

01/01/2007

Overall trial end date

31/03/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Patients of the Outpatient Clinic, Psychological Institute, University of Mainz
2. Working part-time or full-time
3. Reported vocational distress
4. 18 - 65 years old
5. Indication for group intervention in addition to individual therapy
6. Informed consent

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

80

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Present or recent suicidal thoughts or behaviors
2. Current substance abuse
3. Acute psychotic or maniac symptoms
4. Dementia or neurodegenerative disorders

Recruitment start date

01/01/2007

Recruitment end date

31/03/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Germany

Trial participating centre

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Mainz
55099
Germany

Sponsor information

Organisation

Outpatient Department of Psychotherapy, Psychological Institute University of Mainz (Germany)

Sponsor details

Outpatient Department of Psychotherapy
Psychological Institute University of Mainz
Staudingerweg 9
Mainz
D-55099
Germany
+49 (0) 6131 - 39 24621
hiller@uni-mainz.de

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

Outpatient Department of Psychotherapy of the Psychological Institute, University of Mainz (Germany)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes