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Job Adaptation in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00412399
First Posted: December 18, 2006
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2006
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Information provided by:
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  Purpose
The specific aim of this study is to compare the rate of negative work role events in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis compared to healthy controls.

Condition
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Job Adaptation in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Hospital for Special Surgery, New York:

Estimated Enrollment: 244
Study Start Date: June 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2001
Detailed Description:
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause multiple socio-medical disabilities, with work disability among the most marked. While a major focus has been documenting the rates of job loss and returning patients to the workforce, there is little information about how to foster job retention in those still employed. The goals of this study are to document negative workplace events over 1 year in 122 employed patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and to compare these to 122 healthy controls, who are included to account for the effects of socioeconomic status on employment. Events will be recorded with the work domain of the Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Life Events Scale. Additional goals are to compared fatigue, physical activity, functional status and sleep disturbances as covariates.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients are eligible if they are:

    • over age 18;
    • meet American Rheumatism Association criteria for rheumatoid arthritis; and
    • are employed for salary or monetary reimbursement.
  • Controls are eligible if they are:

    • over age 18;
    • have no major comorbidity; and
    • are employed for salary or monetary reimbursement.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients and controls are excluded if they:

    • have cognitive deficits and cannot provide informed consent;
    • do not speak English or Spanish; or
    • their physicians do not grant permission to enroll them.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00412399


Locations
United States, New York
Cornell Internal Medicine Associates
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Carol A Mancuso, MD Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00412399     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 97068
First Submitted: December 15, 2006
First Posted: December 18, 2006
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2006
Last Verified: December 2006

Keywords provided by Hospital for Special Surgery, New York:
Employment
Negative workplace events
Healthy controls
Fatigue
Physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases