Can Psychotherapy Reduce Sickness Absence?
The purpose of this study is to examine if psychotherapy can reduce sickness absence.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Can Psychotherapy Reduce Sickness Absence?|
- Sickness absence [ Time Frame: Before, after and 6 months after treatment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Present status (working or sick).
- Psychiatric symptoms [ Time Frame: Before, after and 6 months after treatment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]CORE-OM.
- Quality of life (QALY) [ Time Frame: Before, after and 6 months after treatment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]15 D
|Study Start Date:||August 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Standard psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders.
Sickness absence due to psychiatric problems is considered a growing problem in Norway. Little research is done to examine if psychotherapy can reduce sickness absence. Since 2007 there is a government sponsored program in Norway (Raskere tilbake) aimed at reducing sickness absence. This study examines if psychotherapy within this program, delivered at an out-patient clinic, actually reduces sickness absence. Levels of absenteeism is measured before, after and 6 months after treatment. This is a quasi-experimental study, where the treatment-group will be compared with a statistical group in the general population, that is socio-demographical similar and has similar history of sickness absence but haven't been to treatment. Changes in levels of symptoms and quality of life will also be measured. The participants will be asked to describe their working environment, and this will be related to outcome-measures.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01181635
|Lovisenberg diakonale sykehus, Lovisenberg DPS|
|Oslo, Norway, 0440|
|Study Director:||Torleif Ruud, dr.med||Akershus universitetssykehus|