Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
20/12/2005
Date assigned
20/12/2005
Last edited
20/10/2008
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 H F van der Molen

ORCID ID

Contact details

Academic Medical Centre (AMC)
Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health
P.O. Box 26600
Meibergdreef 9
Amsterdam
1100 DD
Netherlands

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

NTR330

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

It has been hypothesised that, because participatory ergonomics (PE) implementation strategies intervene at all phases of behavioural change for the various stakeholders, they may be successful in increasing the use of ergonomic measures at worksites. A PE implementation strategy is defined as the involvement of people in planning and controlling a significant amount of their own work activities with sufficient knowledge and power to influence processes and outcomes to achieve desirable goals.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Cluster randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Work-related disorders, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

Intervention

1. A six-step participatory approach aimed at behavioural change among employers and employees within companies guided by an experienced ergonomics consultant during 6 months. Employers, work planners, foremen and representatives of bricklayers and bricklayersÂ’ assistants structured and organised the approach and process through a steering group within each company.
2. No intervention

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Use of ergonomic measures (doing), assessed by means of worksite observations and questionnaires at baseline and after six months.

Secondary outcome measures

Behavioural change phases among employers (awareness, accessibility, understanding, wanting, intention and ability) and behavioural change phases among employees (awareness, wanting and ability). The behavioural change phases of the workers and the employers were determined by questionnaires and interviews respectively. Performance indicators for the PE implementation strategy were assessed through observations by researchers during the implementation process and through questionnaires completed by workers.

Overall trial start date

01/01/2003

Overall trial end date

01/01/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Almost no use (less than 10% of the working time) of one ergonomic measure (adjusting the height of bricklaying materials).

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

118

Participant exclusion criteria

None (employers and employees were the participants).

Recruitment start date

01/01/2003

Recruitment end date

01/01/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

Academic Medical Centre (AMC)
Amsterdam
1100 DD
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.uva.nl/

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

WERKGOED (Bouwend Nederland, FNV Bouw, Hout- en Bouw bond CNV, Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid) (The Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Arbouw (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