Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
20/10/2005
Date assigned
26/10/2005
Last edited
14/03/2008
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 Pål Nystuen

ORCID ID

Contact details

Sundmannveien 7
Fjerdingby
2008
Norway
+47 90255993
pal@psykologbistand.no

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Solutions at Work

Study hypothesis

The aim of the current study was to assess the efficacy of participating in a solution-focused intervention for sick listed employees with mental health problems or musculoskeletal disease. Efficacy was measured by the number of absence days per person, work status as well as perceived health status.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental health problems as well as musculoskeletal problems

Intervention

Intervention: Solution oriented counselling offered in a group and/or individual setting.
Control: Most of the individuals in the control group took part in some sort of alternative treatment of their own choice i.e. usual care.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Lost work days, work status after 12 months

Secondary outcome measures

Self assessed health status (SF-36)

Overall trial start date

01/01/2001

Overall trial end date

01/01/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Employees sick-listed for more than seven weeks due to non-severe psychological problems or musculoskeletal pain were eligible.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

300

Participant exclusion criteria

Employees with more serious psychological diagnoses were excluded because many of them would probably need treatment by mental health specialists. Some of the musculoskeletal diagnoses were also considered ineligible for the intervention and excluded.

Recruitment start date

01/01/2001

Recruitment end date

01/01/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Norway

Trial participating centre

Sundmannveien 7
Fjerdingby
2008
Norway

Sponsor information

Organisation

Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services

Sponsor details

Box 7004
St. Olavs plass
Oslo
N-0130
Norway
+47 23 25 50 00
post@kunnskapssenteret.no

Sponsor type

Other

Website

http://www.kunnskapssenteret.no/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Directorate for Health and Social Affairs

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

Results:
2003 publication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12783624
2006 publication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16542443

Publication citations

  1. Publication

    Nystuen P, Hagen KB, Feasibility and effectiveness of offering a solution-focused follow-up to employees with psychological problems or muscle skeletal pain: a randomised controlled trial., BMC Public Health, 2003, 3, 19, doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-3-19.

  2. Publication

    Nystuen P, Hagen KB, Solution-focused intervention for sick listed employees with psychological problems or muscle skeletal pain: a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN39140363]., BMC Public Health, 2006, 6, 69, doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-6-69.

Additional files

Editorial Notes