Sickness Absence Versus Physical, Mental, and Job-related Factors in Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Disease
People with chronic respiratory disease have shortened work life, their disease is associated with greater work disability and they are at greater risk of being unemployed. Lower employment rates and higher sickness absence is expensive for the community and leads to financial as well as social consequences for the individual.
There is a lack of data on factors that can predict sickness absence and disability in patients with pulmonary disease. We therefore want to study a group of people with COPD and asthma referred to our clinic. The study will investigate relationships between sickness absence and exercise capacity, job-related factors, disease severity, self-efficacy, health related quality of life and subjective health complaints.
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Asthma||Other: Vocational pulmonary rehabilitation|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
|Official Title:||Relationships Between Sickness Absence and Physical, Mental, and Job-related Factors in Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Disease|
- Number of subjects absent from work more than 10 days 4 weeks prior to follow-up [ Time Frame: 12 months ]The subjects are interviewed after 12 months. Number of days absent from work during 4 weeks prior to the interview are recorded.
|Study Start Date:||January 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Pulmonary vocational rehabilitation||
Other: Vocational pulmonary rehabilitation
Multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation with emphasis on vocational issues
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01118104
|Hakadal, Akershus, Norway, 1485|
|Study Director:||Morten S Ryg, PhD||LHL Helse|