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SeniorWorkingLife (Danish Title: SeniorArbejdsLiv) (SAL2018)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03634410
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 16, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
TrygFonden, Denmark
Team Arbejdsliv
Aalborg University
Statistics Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Brief Summary:
Due to demographic changes across Europe there are strong political interests in maintaining the labour force by prolonging working life, i.e. increasing retirement age. The present study investigates push and stay mechanisms for labor market attachment among older (+50 yrs) workers or people who have recently retired.

Condition or disease
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder Musculoskeletal Pain Work Accident Work Injury Work-Related Stress Disorder Occupational Exposure Occupation-related Stress Disorder

Detailed Description:

Due to demographic changes across Europe there are strong political interests in maintaining the labour force by prolonging working life, i.e. increasing retirement age. The present study investigates push and stay mechanisms for labor market attachment among older workers or people who have recently retired. The study is a questionnaire survey, which is already funded. The ambition is to apply for further funding to do a cohort that is repeated every 2-3 years, as well as long-term register follow-up in Danish national registers about health and work.

The study has 4 target groups:

  1. employed
  2. unemployed
  3. early retirement
  4. disability pension

The questionnaire survey is sent to 30,000 Danish citizens and contains the following 14 areas:

  1. Basic information (demographics, employment status etc.)
  2. Broad overview of factors that may influence labor market attachment (health, working conditions, economic factors)
  3. Role of the workplace
  4. Age-discrimination
  5. Economy
  6. Specific questions about the possibility for 'early retirement' among employed and unemployed
  7. Gradual retirement (e.g. possibility for reduced time or responsibility)
  8. Competencies and continuing education/training of skills
  9. Return-to-work
  10. New technologies at the workplace
  11. Job satisfaction and well-being
  12. Working environment (physical, psychosocial etc.)
  13. Lifestyle
  14. Health and functional capacity

The study is supported by a grant from TrygFonden


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: SeniorWorkingLife (Danish Title: SeniorArbejdsLiv)
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 30, 2030

Group/Cohort
Employed
people aged +50 and currently employed
Unemployed
people aged +50 and currently unemployed
Early retirement
people aged +50 and currently on early retirement
Disability pension
people aged +50 and currently on disability pension



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Psychosocial Working Environment [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Psychosocial Working Environment is measured using questionnaire

  2. Physical Working Environment [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Physical Working Environment is measured using questionnaire

  3. Role of the workplace [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Role of the workplace is measured using questionnaire

  4. Age-discrimination [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Age-discrimination is measured using questionnaire

  5. Economy [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Economic status is measured using questionnaire

  6. Early retirement [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Specific questions about the possibility for 'early retirement' among employed and unemployed

  7. Gradual retirement [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Gradual retirement (e.g. possibility for reduced time or responsibility). Questionnaire

  8. Competencies [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Competencies, education/training of skills will be evaluated using questionnaire

  9. Return-to-work [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Possibilities for returning to work for those currently not employed will be evaluated using questionnaire

  10. New technologies [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    New technologies at the workplace will be evaluated using questionnaire

  11. Job satisfaction [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Job satisfaction will be evaluated using questionnaire

  12. Sickness absence [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Sickness absence will be evaluated through Danish registers

  13. Disability pension [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Disability pension will be evaluated through Danish registers

  14. Mortality [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 5 year ]
    Mortality will be evaluated through Danish registers


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Lifestyle [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Lifestyle will be evaluated using questionnaire

  2. Health [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Health will be evaluated using questionnaire

  3. Functional capacity [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 year ]
    Functional capacity will be evaluated using questionnaire



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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
People in Denmark aged +50. The population will be drawn by Statistics Denmark
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Labor market status of:

  • employed (employed at least 20/37 hours per week 1.quarter of 2018) OR
  • unemployed (unemployed at least 20/37 hours per week 1.quarter of 2018) OR
  • early retirement OR
  • disability pension

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those that do not fullfill the above inclusion criteria

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03634410


Locations
Denmark
National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
TrygFonden, Denmark
Team Arbejdsliv
Aalborg University
Statistics Denmark

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Lars L. Andersen, Professor, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03634410     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 70103
First Posted: August 16, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description:

Due to the requirements for anonymity of participants in research projects in Denmark, it has not yet been decided how to share the data.

People interested in performing analysis on the data should contact the research leader, Professor Lars L. Andersen, LLA@NRCWE.DK


Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Musculoskeletal Pain
Pathologic Processes
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms