Cross-Disciplinary Workplace Intervention Strategy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2008 by Institut Universitaire Romand de Sante au Travail.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Institut Universitaire Romand de Sante au Travail
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00369135
First received: August 25, 2006
Last updated: November 20, 2008
Last verified: November 2008
  Purpose

Sickness absenteeism caused by MSDs is a persistent and expensive health challenge in all industrial countries including Switzerland. Despite much progress as to the cause and prevention of MSDs, they continue to be some of the most prevalent and challenging health problems with respect to the work-place and to socio-economic burden.

To improve the situation, several recent reviews recommended interventions based on the bio-psycho-social model. Work-hardening and industrial rehabilitation programs focused more on the in balance between physical and mental demands of work on one side and capacities of the individual on the other side. Therefore we propose to merge the two models into one. The result is an interdisciplinary intervention strategy witch includes work hardening, medical trainings, a cognitive behavioural approach and work place intervention.


Condition Intervention
Back Pain
Neck Pain
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Procedure: combined intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cross-Disciplinary Workplace Intervention Strategy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Further study details as provided by Institut Universitaire Romand de Sante au Travail:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sick-day saving, work capacity, economic variables [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional performance, pain, general health, variables related to coping, believes, anxiety, depression [ Time Frame: one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: March 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2009
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 58 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Employees on sick leave because of non-specific back and/or neck/shoulder pain
  • actual unable to work and continuous or cumulative (totalized) work incapa- city in the past 6 monts
  • ≥ 20 working days 100% absence from work or
  • ≥ 40 working days 80 to 99% absence from work or
  • ≥ 60 working days 50 to 79% absence from work and
  • not older than 58 level of employment ≥ 50%
  • no longer than 6 monts absencer from work (100% unable to work)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Specific diagnosis such as infection, neoplasm, metastasis osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fracture and inflammatory process or other conditions for which valid diagnoses had been demonstrated either in the anamnesis, records or the clinical examination
  • Postoperative health condition with prohibited physical load
  • Major co-morbidity which may determine return to work in a clearly stronger way then the MSD itself such as a major depression, psychosis, heavy drug or alcohol disease or instable cardiac or pulmonary disease
  • Predominant specific shoulder pathology in "neck-shoulder pain"
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00369135

Contacts
Contact: Danuser Brigitta, Prof. +41 021-314-7421 ext 0041 Brigitta.Danuser@hospvd.ch
Contact: Canjuga Mirjana, lic. phil. +41 044 - 632 - 4631 ext 0041 mcanjuga@ethz.ch

Locations
Switzerland
Institut universitaire romand de Santè au Travail Recruiting
Lausanne, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut Universitaire Romand de Sante au Travail
Investigators
Study Director: Danuser Brigitta, Prof Institut Universitaire Romand de Sante au Travail
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00369135     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NFP-111-111
Study First Received: August 25, 2006
Last Updated: November 20, 2008
Health Authority: Switzerland: Swiss National Science Foundation

Keywords provided by Institut Universitaire Romand de Sante au Travail:
work
Musculoskeletal Disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Congenital Abnormalities
Back Pain
Neck Pain
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014