Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
20/12/2005
Date assigned
20/12/2005
Last edited
29/03/2007
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

Dr I J Kant

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Epidemiology
Maastricht University
P.O. Box 616
Maastricht
6200 MD
Netherlands
+31 (0)43 388 2378
IJ.Kant@epid.unimaas.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

1. A screening instrument, consisting of predictive factors, can be used to predict which employees are at risk for sickness absence due to psychosocial health complaints
2. Coaching is effective in preventing sickness absence and improving general well-being

Ethics approval

Ethics approval received from the local medical ethics committee

Study design

Randomised, active controlled, parallel group trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Sickness absence due to psychosocial health complaints

Intervention

The intervention group will receive the coaching programme. The central guideline of preventive coaching is to provide insight in the situation of the employee, improve his notion that he is responsible for his career and life and to improve his ability to manage the changes.

The programme consists of nine meetings between the employee and the coach. In two of the meetings, the supervisor of the employee will participate.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The primary outcome measure is absenteeism. Data will be gathered through record linkage to the company's sick leave registry systems and by use of questionnaires filled in by the employees.

Secondary outcome measures

Secondary outcome measures are:
1. Motivation
2. Fatigue
3. Burnout
4. Need for recovery
5. General health
6. Coping
7. Medical consumption

Overall trial start date

01/11/2004

Overall trial end date

31/10/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

By means of the developed screening instrument, employees from participating companies who are at increased risk of sickness absence due to psychosocial health complaints will be identified and included in the trial.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

200

Participant exclusion criteria

Employees will be excluded from participation if they:
1. Were fully or partially on sick leave
2. Suffer from chronic psychosocial health complaints at baseline
3. Have more than one contract
4. Are pregnant or on maternity leave

Recruitment start date

01/11/2004

Recruitment end date

31/10/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

Department of Epidemiology
Maastricht
6200 MD
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

University Maastricht (UM) (Netherlands)

Sponsor details

Department of Epidemiology
P.O. Box 616
Maastricht
6200 MD
Netherlands
Nicole.Jansen@epid.unimaas.nl

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.unimaas.nl/default.asp?taal=en

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Social fund for the universities, research institutes and academic medical centres (Sociaal Fonds voor de KennisSector [SoFoKleS]) (The Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) (The 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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes