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Integrated Mental Health Care and Vocational Rehabilitation to Individuals on Sick Leave Due to Stress Disorders (IBBIS)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2016 by Mental Health Centre Copenhagen
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment, Denmark
Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
Gentofte Municipality, Denmark
Municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk, Denmark
Gladsaxe Municipality, Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lene Falgaard Eplov, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02885519
First received: August 15, 2016
Last updated: August 30, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of 1) a stepped mental health care (MHC) intervention and 2) an integrated mental health care and vocational rehabilitation (VR) intervention for people on sick leave because of burnout, adjustment disorder and psychological stress in Denmark

Condition Intervention
Adjustment Disorder
Burnout
Psychological Stress
Behavioral: IBBIS mental health care and standard vocational rehabilitation
Behavioral: Integrated mental health care and vocational rehabilitation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Integrated Mental Health Care and Vocational Rehabilitation to Individuals on Sick Leave Due to Burnout, Adjustment Disorder or Psychological Stress in Denmark (the Danish IBBIS Study): A Multi-center Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Mental Health Centre Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to return to work [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Time from baseline to first return to work for more than four consecutive weeks


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Work [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Competitive work 12 months after baseline (yes/no)

  • Time to return to work [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Time from baseline to first return to work for more than four consecutive weeks

  • Recurrent Sickness Absence [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Time from baseline to recurrent sickness absence for more than 8 weeks

  • Degree of depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Self-assessed anxiety symptoms by the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BDI)

  • Degree of anxiety symptoms [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Self-assessed anxiety symptoms by the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)

  • Degree of psychological stress symptoms [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Self-assessed psychological stress by the Cohen perceived stress scale (PSS)

  • Work and social functioning [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Work and social functioning by the Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS)


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Symptom level [ Time Frame: 6, 12 and 24 months ]
    Symptom level on de four dimensions: Distress, Depression, Anxiety and Somatization by 4-dimensional symptom questionnaire (4DSQ)

  • Death [ Time Frame: 6, 12 and 24 months ]
    Death and cause of death by register data

  • Suicidal ideation [ Time Frame: 6, 12 and 24 months ]
    Suicidal ideation by BDI

  • Life-threatening conditions [ Time Frame: 6, 12 and 24 months ]
    Life-threatening conditions by register data


Estimated Enrollment: 768
Study Start Date: April 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Standard treatment and standard vocational rehabilitation
Experimental: IBBIS MHC
IBBIS mental health care and standard vocational rehabilitation
Behavioral: IBBIS mental health care and standard vocational rehabilitation

Standard vocational rehabilitation.

Stepped mental health care provided by the IBBIS mental health care team (e.g. nurses, psychologists and medical doctors) with the treatment modalities:

Psychoeducation Bibliotherapy Stress-coaching Mindfulness-based stress reduction Monitoring and re-assessment

Experimental: IBBIS integrated MCH and VR
Integrated mental health care and vocational rehabilitation
Behavioral: Integrated mental health care and vocational rehabilitation

Integrated mental health care and vocational rehabilitation provided by the IBBIS team. The IBBIS team is composed by employment specialists from the municipal job centers and health care professionals from the mental health services (e.g. nurses, psychologists, and medical doctors).

Mental health care is provided according to a stepped care model with the following treatment modalities:

Psychoeducation Bibliotherapy Stress-coaching Mindfulness-based stress reduction Monitoring and re-assessment

Vocational rehabilitation is inspired by Individual Placement and Support and is a workplace-oriented intervention with problem-solving conversations as a core element


Detailed Description:

Background:

Stress disorders have negative effects on workability and have negative effects on both the individual and society. Psychological stress and burnout is not recognized as psychiatric diagnoses, and thus, the estimated prevalence in healthy and sick-listed people is somewhat insecure in Denmark. Together with other common mental disorders, burnout, adjustment disorder and psychological stress are causes of up 40 % of the sick leave claims in Denmark. There is no clear evidence that mental health care alone will provide sufficient support for vocational recovery for this target group. Integrated vocational and health care services have shown good effects on return to work in other Scandinavian countries.

Objective:

The purpose of the Danish IBBIS study is to investigate the efficacy of 1) a stepped mental health care intervention and 2) an integrated mental health care and vocational rehabilitation intervention for people on sick leave because of burnout, adjustment disorder and psychological stress in Denmark.

Method:

This three-arm, randomized, controlled trial is set up to investigate the effectiveness of the stepped mental health care model and the integrated mental health care and vocational rehabilitation intervention for people on sick leave because of burnout, adjustment disorder and psychological stress in Denmark. 756 patients are recruited from Danish job centers in four municipalities. The primary outcome is return to work at 12 months.

Results/discussion:

This study will contribute with new knowledge on vocational recovery and integrated vocational and health care interventions in a Scandinavian context.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Burnout OR adjustment disorder OR psychological stress according to 4DSQ
  • Sick leave benefit recipient at baseline in one of the following municipalities: Copenhagen City, Gladsaxe Municipality, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality or Gentofte Municipality
  • Danish-speaking
  • Given informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • High degree of suicidal ideation
  • Dementia
  • Alcohol or substance misuse that hinders the person participating in treatment
  • Wish to start or continue psychological therapy
  • Need for psychiatric treatment in the secondary psychiatric care system
  • Medically unstable to a degree that the patient cannot adhere to treatment
  • Participant in the research project Collabri
  • Attending stress courses in the stress clinics of Copenhagen City
  • Assessed by Jobcentre case managers to be dangerous
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02885519

Contacts
Contact: Lene F Eplov, MD PhD +45 38647461 lene.falgaard.eplov@regionh.dk
Contact: Rie Poulsen, MScPH +45 23258879 rie.poulsen@regionh.dk

Locations
Denmark
Mental Health Services of the Capital Region of Denmark Recruiting
Copenhagen City, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark, 2100
Contact: Mia Knudsen    +45 20 49 35 37    mia.knudsen@regionh.dk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mental Health Centre Copenhagen
Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment, Denmark
Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
Gentofte Municipality, Denmark
Municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk, Denmark
Gladsaxe Municipality, Denmark
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lene Falgaard Eplov, MD, PhD, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02885519     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IBBIS Stress
Study First Received: August 15, 2016
Last Updated: August 30, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by Mental Health Centre Copenhagen:
Vocational Rehabilitation
Common Mental Disorders
Return to Work
Mental Health Services
Psychological Stress
Adjustment Disorder
Burnout
Integration
Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Adjustment Disorders
Stress, Psychological
Pathologic Processes
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 24, 2017