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Trial NCT00000416

Resource URI: http://static.linkedct.org/resource/trials/NCT00000416
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linkedct:brief_title Prevention of Arthritis-Related Work Disability
linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/1007>
linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/11608>
linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/12793>
linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/9366>
linkedct:criteria Inclusion Criteria: - Must currently be employed full or part time - Must live in selected communities in eastern Massachusetts Exclusion Criteria: - Plans to move from area - Plans to have joint replacement surgery in next 6 months - Plans to retire or go on disability within next 2 years
linkedct:description Job loss commonly occurs among people with rheumatic disorders. This study will determine whether vocational rehabilitation (VR) provided to employed people with rheumatic disorders will improve their ability to remain employed. VR is applied primarily to people who have already lost their jobs. However, using job retention VR services may prevent, or delay, the onset of employment work loss among people with rheumatic disorders. Job retention VR services target important employment-loss risk factors. They do so by modifying jobs to reduce barriers posed by functional limitations and symptoms, promoting future career planning, and establishing an alliance with a VR counselor for ongoing assistance. The study is a randomized, controlled trial conducted among patients with rheumatic disorders recruited from the practices of rheumatologists in eastern Massachusetts. We will randomly assign 120 study participants to receive job-retention services provided by VR counselors and 120 participants (controls) to receive literature about employment-related resources. We will assess intermediate outcome variables (self-efficacy, work limitations, and job accommodation-seeking behaviors) and the endpoint outcome variable, work instability (a measure that includes employment loss), immediately prior to the interventions and at 6-month intervals over a 24-month period after the interventions are carried out. We will compare the outcomes of the two groups to evaluate the usefulness of job retention services in forestalling work instability in this population.
linkedct:download_date Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on December 30, 2009
linkedct:eligibility_gender Both
linkedct:eligibility_healthy_volunteers No
linkedct:eligibility_maximum_age 65 Years
linkedct:eligibility_minimum_age 18 Years
linkedct:end_date August 2001
linkedct:enrollment 240 (xsd:int)
linkedct:firstreceived_date November 3, 1999
linkedct:id NCT00000416
rdfs:label Trial NCT00000416
linkedct:lastchanged_date December 28, 2006
linkedct:lead_sponsor_agency National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
linkedct:location <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/location/147840>
linkedct:nct_id NCT00000416
linkedct:number_of_arms 0 (xsd:int)
linkedct:number_of_groups 0 (xsd:int)
linkedct:official_title Prevention of Arthritis-Related Work Disability: A Trial of Job Retention Services Provided to Employed Persons With Arthritis
linkedct:org_study_id P60 AR20613
linkedct:overall_official <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/overall_official/53146>
linkedct:overall_status Completed
linkedct:oversight <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/oversight/2918>
foaf:page <http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00000416>
linkedct:phase Phase 2
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/15992>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/190>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/191>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/9384>
linkedct:secondary_id EEHRS Project 3
linkedct:secondary_id NIAMS-012
linkedct:source National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
linkedct:start_date September 1997
linkedct:study_design Treatment, Randomized, Open Label, Active Control, Single Group Assignment, Efficacy Study
linkedct:study_type Interventional
linkedct:summary People with rheumatic disorders (arthritis) often have trouble keeping their jobs. This study will look at whether vocational rehabilitation (VR) will improve the ability of employed people with arthritis to keep their jobs. Job retention VR services target key factors that increase the risk of job loss. They aim to modify jobs to reduce barriers caused by functional limitations and disease symptoms, future career planning, and establish a partnership with a VR counselor for ongoing help. We will conduct the study among patients with rheumatic disorders recruited in eastern Massachusetts. We will give 120 study participants job retention services provided by VR counselors. We will give another 120 participants literature about employment- related resources. We will compare the outcomes of the two groups to evaluate the usefulness of job retention services in preventing job loss in people with rheumatic disorders.
rdf:type linkedct:trials
linkedct:verification_date July 2000