Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
11/04/2007
Date assigned
11/04/2007
Last edited
13/09/2013
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 W Noordik

ORCID ID

Contact details

Academic Medical Centre
University of Amsterdam
Coronel Institute of Occupational Health
Amsterdam
1100 DE
Netherlands
+31 (0)20 566 4878
f.w.noordik@amc.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Work up study

Study hypothesis

Occupational rehabilitation with a gradual return to work based on the principles of exposure in vivo will be more (cost)-effective in reducing absenteeism than usual occupational rehabilitation.

Ethics approval

Ethics approval received from the local medical ethics committee

Study design

Randomised, active controlled, parallel group, multicentre trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Return to work of workers with common mental health complaints

Intervention

Level of occupational physician:
1. Two days of training followed by three intervision meetings

Level of worker:
1. Information folder with rationale
2. Homework assignments
3. Meeting with supervisor

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Time to full return to work
2. Time to relapse
3. Pecentage of contract hours worked
4. Work functioning

Secondary outcome measures

1. Psychological complaints
2. Work ability
3. Self efficacy in returning to work
4. Coping with work situations
5. Avoidance of work situations
6. Work adjustments
7. Satisfaction of worker with occupational physician

Overall trial start date

01/01/2007

Overall trial end date

01/01/2009

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Workers who:
1. Are two to six weeks absent from work
2. Have either:
a. a stress-related disorder (defined as having at least one psychological complaint with significant suffering or problems with functioning)
b. an anxiety disorder
c. a depressive disorder

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

200

Participant exclusion criteria

Workers with:
1. Severe mental illnesses (psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder)
2. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
3. Addiction problems
4. A primary somatic disorder

Recruitment start date

01/01/2007

Recruitment end date

01/01/2009

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

Academic Medical Centre
Amsterdam
1100 DE
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Academic Medical Centre (AMC) (The Netherlands)

Sponsor details

Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health
P.O. Box 22660
Amsterdam
1100 DD
Netherlands

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.amc.nl

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Knowledge centre on reintegration for professionals (Stichting Expertise Centrum Reintegratie [STECR]) (The Netherlands) - Aladdin Program

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

2013 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22951572

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Noordik E, van der Klink JJ, Geskus RB, de Boer MR, van Dijk FJ, Nieuwenhuijsen K, Effectiveness of an exposure-based return-to-work program for workers on sick leave due to common mental disorders: a cluster-randomized controlled trial., Scand J Work Environ Health, 2013, 39, 2, 144-154, doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3320.

Additional files

Editorial Notes