Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
19/12/2005
Date assigned
19/12/2005
Last edited
11/09/2009
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

Dr F.G. Schaafsma

ORCID ID

Contact details

Academic Medical Center
Coronel Institute
P.O. Box 22660
Amsterdam
1000 DE
Netherlands
+31 (0)20 5665325
f.g.schaafsma@amc.uva.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

NTR368

Study information

Scientific title

Added 01/09/09: Effect of an evidence-based medicine course combined with case method learning on the knowledge, skills and professional competence of occupational physicians: a cluster-randomised trial.

Acronym

EBM-plus

Study hypothesis

The intervention will lead to more knowledge, better skills and higher professional competence compared to the control group.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised open label active controlled parallel group trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Skills and training of occupational physicians

Intervention

Intervention: one and a half day of didactic EBM course followed by 10 recurrent case method learning session in groups of 6 to 7 peers.
Control group: no intervention during study period. After end of study this group will receive the didactic course.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Enhancement of knowledge and skills of EBM

Secondary outcome measures

Attitude of the Occupational Physician towards EBM, occupational self-efficacy, job satisfaction and professional performance of the OP

Overall trial start date

30/08/2005

Overall trial end date

30/12/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Occupational physicians who have regular consultations with workers on sick leave

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

100

Participant exclusion criteria

Occupational physicians who have no or little consultations with workers on sick leave

Recruitment start date

30/08/2005

Recruitment end date

30/12/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam
1000 DE
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health (Netherlands)

Sponsor details

P.O. Box 22700
Amsterdam
1100 DE
Netherlands

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health (Netherlands)

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

2007 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17973063
2008 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18386046

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Schaafsma F, Hugenholtz N, de Boer A, Smits P, Hulshof C, van Dijk F, Enhancing evidence-based advice of occupational health physicians., Scand J Work Environ Health, 2007, 33, 5, 368-378.

  2. Results

    Hugenholtz NI, Schaafsma FG, Nieuwenhuijsen K, van Dijk FJ, Effect of an EBM course in combination with case method learning sessions: an RCT on professional performance, job satisfaction, and self-efficacy of occupational physicians., Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 2008, 82, 1, 107-115, doi: 10.1007/s00420-008-0315-3.

Additional files

Editorial Notes