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Return to Work After Hand Injury: the Role of Medical, Demographic and Psycho-Social Factors

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2008 by Soroka University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Soroka University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00687427
First received: May 27, 2008
Last updated: May 29, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent of return to work (RTW) after traumatic hand injury and to identify factors that are related to RTW.


Condition Intervention
Hand Injury
Behavioral: Questionnaires and motor/sensitivity testing

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Return to Work After Hand Injury: The Role of Medical, Demographic and Psychosocial Factors

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Further study details as provided by Soroka University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • RTW vs no RTW [ Time Frame: Group A: within 0-3 weeks from referral to occupational therapy treatment and again three months later or at the end of treatment .Group B: half a year after injury. Group C: one year after injury. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Medical, socio-demographic and work environment questionnaires [ Time Frame: Group A: within 0-3 weeks from referral to occupational therapy treatment and again three months later or at the end of treatment .Group B: half a year after injury. Group C: one year after injury. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • psychosocial questionnaires including: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder questionnaire, McGill Pain Questionnaire, pain belief and self-efficacy questionnaires. [ Time Frame: Group A: within 0-3 weeks from referral to occupational therapy treatment and again three months later or at the end of treatment .Group B: half a year after injury. Group C: one year after injury. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Motor and sensitivity testing : hand grip and pinch strength measurements, Purdue Pegboard Test, Semmes-Weinstein Pressure Monofilaments, upper extremity rang of motion, Pain Visual Analogue Scale. [ Time Frame: within 0-3 weeks from referral to occupational therapy treatment and again three months later or at the end of treatment . ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Disabilities of Arm Shoulder and Hand questionnaire [ Time Frame: Group A: within 0-3 weeks from referral to occupational therapy treatment and again three months later or at the end of treatment .Group B: half a year after injury. Group C: one year after injury. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: June 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2008
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
A
Group A - 25 individuals or more, that start occupational therapy and agree to participate in the research.
Behavioral: Questionnaires and motor/sensitivity testing

Group A:

  1. Full assessment (using the various measures described) will be carried out 0-3 weeks since referral.
  2. Treatment will focus on the patient's needs and in accordance with the physicians requests.
  3. Three months post initial treatment re-assessment will be conducted.
B
Group B- 25 individuals or more, half a year after hand injury that were treated in occupational therapy at the same institute.
Behavioral: Questionnaires and motor/sensitivity testing
Group B Researcher will contact by phone previous patients that were treated in the occupational therapy department in the past half year and a year, in order to get their permission to participate (retrospectively) in this research. After getting their consent, a questionnaire concerning their RTW will be posted to the subjects.
C
Group C - 25 individuals or more, a year after hand injury that were treated in occupational therapy at the same institute
Behavioral: Questionnaires and motor/sensitivity testing
Group C Researcher will contact by phone previous patients that were treated in the occupational therapy department in the past half year and a year, in order to get their permission to participate (retrospectively) in this research. After getting their consent, a questionnaire concerning their RTW will be posted to the subjects.

Detailed Description:

RTW is one of the main rehabilitation outcomes after injury, the loss of the ability to work may have psychological as well as economic impact on the injured person. Time off work is also a burden to the economic system, associated with loss of work days, sick leave and national insurance payment. Hand injury can cause limitations in function, therefore influence the ability to work. Review of the literature reveals that time off work after hand injury ranges from a few days to a year and more. Factors associated with time off work include medical, socio-economic and psychosocial factors. Only a few studies have been conducted in Israel to investigate rate of RTW after hand injury and factors that affect RTW . The aim of this study is to explore the extent of RTW after traumatic hand injury and to examine the relationship between several factors - medical, demographic and psychosocial and RTW. This, in order to identify prognostic factors that can be treated during rehabilitation. There is no preliminary hypothesis made about the relationships between the factors and RTW. This study is also retrospective and prospective since it examine individuals under-going occupational therapy treatment and individuals who have been treated in the past.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Individuals will be recruited from those referred to occupational therapy department at Soroka Medical Center.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The individual worked until he/she was injured
  • Traumatic hand injury including: wrist fractures, fingers fractures, tendon injury, nerve injury, Crush injury, finger amputation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non traumatic hand injury (such as CTS)
  • Mallet finger
  • Burns
  • Injury in several organs
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00687427

Contacts
Contact: Asnat Bar Haim Erez, PhD 972 - 2 584 - 5309 aaerez@gmail.com

Locations
Israel
Soroka University Medical Center, Occupational Therapy Department Not yet recruiting
Beer - Sheba, Israel
Sub-Investigator: Dorit Adin, BOT         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Soroka University Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Amiram Sagi, Professor Hand Surgery Unit, Soroka University Medical Center
  More Information

Publications:
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Responsible Party: Amiram Sagi, Hand Surgery Unit, Soroka University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00687427     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: sor470708ctil
Study First Received: May 27, 2008
Last Updated: May 29, 2008
Health Authority: Israel: Clalit Health Services

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hand Injuries
Wounds and Injuries

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