Sickness Absence Versus Physical, Mental, and Job-related Factors in Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 6, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 15, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
LHL Helse

Brief Summary:

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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Asthma Other: Vocational pulmonary rehabilitation Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 318 participants
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
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Pulmonary vocational rehabilitation Other: Vocational pulmonary rehabilitation
Multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation with emphasis on vocational issues

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronic pulmonary disease
  • employed
  • periods of sickness absence in the year prior to admittance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • lack of ability to complete the rehabilitation program

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01118104

Hakadal, Akershus, Norway, 1485
Sponsors and Collaborators
LHL Helse
Study Director: Morten S Ryg, PhD LHL Helse

Responsible Party: LHL Helse Identifier: NCT01118104     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GK57
First Posted: May 6, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 15, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases