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Impact in Life Quality of a Educational Program for Prevention of Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders in Workers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00874718
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Brief Summary:
The study consists of evaluating the efficacy of an Educational Program for prevention of occupational musculoskeletal problems in workers. It is a randomized clinical trial with parallel groups and blinded evaluator, with a control group not submitted to the educational program, but that received a program for general orientation in health. The primary outcome was the change of the quality of life measured by means of Medical Outcomes Study 36-Term Short Health Survey (SF-36), that it is a generic instrument of evaluation of the quality of life, translated and validated in Portuguese of Brazil.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders Healthy Behavioral: educational program Behavioral: General education

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 64 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Impact in Life Quality of a Educational Program for Prevention of Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders in Workers.
Study Start Date : October 2007
Primary Completion Date : August 2008
Study Completion Date : March 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Action group Behavioral: educational program
6-week educational program for prevention of occupational musculoskeletal diseases.
Control group
Non-specific educational program for general health.
Behavioral: General education
Non-specific educational program for general health.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey - (SF-36) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Work Limitation Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Work absenteeism [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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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:

  • All workers from a specific company, including administrative and production sections.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Workers absent from the workplace during all the study period.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00874718


Locations
Brazil
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Investigators
Study Director: Ricardo M Xavier, MD Associate Professor
Principal Investigator: Antonio C dos Santos, MD Associate Professor

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Antonio Cardoso dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00874718     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007755
First Posted: April 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul:
repetitive strain injury
quality of life
functional capacity
workers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pathologic Processes