Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
18/09/2008
Date assigned
23/10/2008
Last edited
23/10/2008
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 Daphne Kos

ORCID ID

Contact details

Artesis University College of Antwerp
Department of Health Care
Van Aertselaerstraat 31
Merksem
B-2170
Belgium

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Prevention of work-related physical complaints: a randomised clinical trial with one year follow-up

Acronym

Study hypothesis

A client-centred interdisciplinary prevention programme is effective in reducing absenteeism in consequence of work-related physical complaints.

Ethics approval

Ethics Board of Free University Brussels, approval submitted 18th August 2008.

Study design

Single centre randomised clinical trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

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

Work-related physical complaints

Intervention

Participants of a client-centred interdisciplinary primary prevention programme are compared to controls only receving activities of the usual primary prevention policy in the hospital.

The interdisciplinary programme consists of 11 group sessions of one hour and 3 individual 1-hour sessions (spread over 3 months). Throughout the programme, participants are informed and work on topics concerning physical activity, diet, ergonomics and coping.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

At baseline, 3 months post-baseline, 6 months post-baseline and 12 months post-baseline:
1. Rate of absenteeism
2. 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36): quality of life

Secondary outcome measures

At baseline, post-intervention, 3 months post-baseline and 12 months post-baseline:
1. Eurofit (physical fitness test)
2. Baecke (questionnaire physical activity in daily life)
3. Work APGAR test: job satisfaction
4. Utrecht Coping List (UCL): coping

Overall trial start date

01/10/2008

Overall trial end date

01/11/2009

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists (18 - 65 years, either sex) working with patients in a general hospital
2. During the latest 12 months: maximum 4 weeks of absenteeism due to work-related physical complaints

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

80 participants

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Serious neurological, orthopaedic, cardiovascular or internal diseases
2. Overweight (body mass index [BMI] less than 32 kg/m^2)
3. Drug or alcohol abuse
4. Pregnancy

Recruitment start date

01/10/2008

Recruitment end date

01/11/2009

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Belgium

Trial participating centre

Artesis University College of Antwerp
Merksem
B-2170
Belgium

Sponsor information

Organisation

Artesis University College of Antwerp (Belgium)

Sponsor details

Van Aertselaerstraat 31
Merksem
B-2170
Belgium

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.artesis.be

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

Artesis University College of Antwerp (Belgium) - project-based scientific research (ref: G838)

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