Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
23/03/2009
Date assigned
30/03/2009
Last edited
22/07/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively 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 Angela Martin

ORCID ID

Contact details

School of Management
University of Tasmania
Hobart
7000
Australia
angela.martin@utas.edu.au

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Promoting employee mental health through the development of managers' psychological capital: a controlled field experiment

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Managers in the intervention conditions will report improved psychological capital, reduced depression symptoms and improved work outcomes. Employees of managers in the intervention conditions will report an improved pyschosocial work environment.

Ethics approval

The Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network approved the trial on the 6th March 2009 (ref: H10439)

Study design

Randomised single-blind placebo controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Depression

Intervention

The intervention aims to improve the psychological capital of managers as a means of reducing depression risk. The program utilises an interactive DVD format. There are two variants of the experimental group: self administered and telephone facilitated. The telephone facilitated condition will include six 30 minute counselling calls delivered over a three-month period. An active control (brief depression psychoeducation DVD program) will be employed. In addition to a pre- and post-assessment, 6-, 12- and 24-month follow up evaluations are planned.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Mental health: depression symptoms will be assessed with the K-10 depression/anxiety screening instrument and occupational stress will be measured using the Job Tension Index
2. Work outcomes: job satisfaction and self-reported lost productivity from absenteeism and presenteeism
3. Coping and resilience: PsyCAP Inventory and the Cybernetic Coping Scale
4. Intervention satisfaction: intervention participants will be asked to report intervention engagement, compliance, credibility

Measured pre- and post-intervention and at 6, 12 and 24 months post-intervention.

Secondary outcome measures

Psychosocial work environment (employees only): team affective climate, relational justice and supervisor support. Measured pre- and post-intervention and at 6, 12 and 24 months post-intervention.

Overall trial start date

01/04/2010

Overall trial end date

01/08/2012

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

The study is open to male and female managers of small-medium enterprises and male and female employees over the age of 18 years who volunteer to participate in the study.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

250 managers and 2500 employees.

Participant exclusion criteria

There are no exclusion criteria but baseline mental health and treatment history will be assessed.

Recruitment start date

01/04/2010

Recruitment end date

01/08/2012

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Australia

Trial participating centre

School of Management
Hobart
7000
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

Australian Research Council (ARC) (Australia)

Sponsor details

GPO Box 2702
Canberra
2601
Australia
info@arc.gov.au

Sponsor type

Research council

Website

http://www.arc.gov.au/

Funders

Funder type

Research council

Funder name

Australian Research Council (ARC) (Australia) - Linkage Project (ref: ARC LP LP0990010)

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

2009 protocol in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19604351

Publication citations

  1. Protocol

    Martin A, Sanderson K, Scott J, Brough P, Promoting mental health in small-medium enterprises: an evaluation of the "Business in Mind" program., BMC Public Health, 2009, 9, 239, doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-239.

Additional files

Editorial Notes