Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
14/02/2006
Date assigned
14/02/2006
Last edited
21/12/2011
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 I. Varekamp

ORCID ID

Contact details

Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health at the Academic Medical Centre
Amsterdam
P.O. Box 22660
Amsterdam
1100 DD
Netherlands
+31 (0)20 5665319
i.varekamp@amc.uva.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

NTR540

Study information

Scientific title

Added 01/09/09: A randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of a group training programme aimed at increasing self-efficacy and job retention in chronically ill employees.

Acronym

Study hypothesis

It is hypothesised that participation in the training programme aimed at increasing self-efficacy, establishing work adjustments and improving quality of work will result in better job retention and fewer sick leave days.

Ethics approval

Received from local medical ethics committee

Study design

Randomised single blind active controlled parallel group trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Chronic somatic illness

Intervention

Employees in the intervention group will participate in a group training programme which will involve six sessions. The training programme will be executed by an trained therapist assisted by experts.
Employees in the control group will receive care as usual.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Job retention and sick leave days.

Secondary outcome measures

Self-efficacy, work adjustments, quality of work including work stress and fatigue.

Overall trial start date

01/04/2006

Overall trial end date

01/04/2009

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Chronic somatic disease
2. Paid employment
3. Experiencing problems at work
4. Motivation for active involvement
5. Knowledge of Dutch language

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

100

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Psychiatric illness
2. Unexplained symptoms

Recruitment start date

01/04/2006

Recruitment end date

01/04/2009

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health at the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam
Amsterdam
1100 DD
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health (Netherlands)

Sponsor details

P.O. Box 22700
Amsterdam
1100 DE
Netherlands

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

GAK Foundation

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment

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

1. 2008 protocol in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18983652
2. 2011 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20848126
3. 2011 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21321787

Publication citations

  1. Protocol

    Varekamp I, de Vries G, Heutink A, van Dijk FJ, Empowering employees with chronic diseases; development of an intervention aimed at job retention and design of a randomised controlled trial., BMC Health Serv Res, 2008, 8, 224, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-8-224.

  2. Results

    Varekamp I, Krol B, van Dijk FJ, Empowering employees with chronic diseases: process evaluation of an intervention aimed at job retention., Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 2011, 84, 1, 35-43, doi: 10.1007/s00420-010-0577-4.

  3. Results

    Varekamp I, Verbeek JH, de Boer A, van Dijk FJ, Effect of job maintenance training program for employees with chronic disease - a randomized controlled trial on self-efficacy, job satisfaction, and fatigue., Scand J Work Environ Health, 2011, 37, 4, 288-297.

Additional files

Editorial Notes