|- candidate number||1436|
|- NTR Number||NTR252|
|- Date ISRCTN created||20-dec-2005|
|- date ISRCTN requested||18-okt-2005|
|- Date Registered NTR||7-sep-2005|
|- Secondary IDs||N/A |
|- Public Title||Effectiveness of Preventive Coaching. |
|- Scientific Title||Effectiveness of a preventive coaching programme for employees with a high risk of sickness absence due to psychosocial health complaints.|
|- hypothesis||1. A screening instrument, consisting of predictive factors, can be used to predict which employees are at risk for sickness absence due to psychosocial health complaints;|
2. Coaching is effective in preventing sickness absence and improving general well-being.
|- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied||Sick leave|
|- Inclusion criteria||By means of the developed screening instrument, employees from participating companies who are at increased risk of sickness absence due to psychosocial health complaints will be identified and included in the trial.|
|- Exclusion criteria||Employees will be excluded from participation:|
1. If they were fully or partially on sick leave;
2. If they suffer from chronic psychosocial health complaints at baseline;
3. If they have more than one contract;
4. If they are pregnant or on maternity leave.
|- mec approval received||yes|
|- multicenter trial||no|
|- Type||2 or more arms, randomized|
|- planned startdate ||1-nov-2004|
|- planned closingdate||31-okt-2006|
|- Target number of participants||200|
|- Interventions||The intervention group will receive the coaching programme. The central guideline of preventive coaching is to provide insight in the situation of the employee, improve his notion that he is responsible for his career and life and to improve his ability to manage the changes. |
The programme consists of 9 meetings between the employee and the coach. In two of the meeting, the supervisor of the employee will participate.
|- Primary outcome||The primary outcome measure is absenteeism. Data will be gathered through record linkage to the company's sick leave registry systems and by use of questionnaires filled in by the employees.|
|- Secondary outcome||Secondary outcome measures are:|
4. Need for recovery;
5. General health;
7. Medical consumption.
|- Trial web site||N/A|
|- status||inclusion stopped: follow-up|
|- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES||Dr. I.J. Kant|
|- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES||Dr. I.J. Kant|
|- Sponsor/Initiator ||University Maastricht (UM), Department of Epidemiology|
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
|ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, SoFoKleS|
|- Brief summary||Psychosocial health problems are important causes of disability and absenteeism in the Netherlands. |
The difficulty to re-integrate employees who are on sick leave due to these problems is strongly supported by the available evidence. Obviously a better strategy would be to prevent absenteeism as much as possible.
In a randomised controlled trial among employees, who are at increased absenteeism risk due psychosocial health problems, the effectiveness of coaching using a preventive coaching programme will be investigated.
By means of a screening instrument employees from participating companies will be identified and, in addition, they will receive the baseline questionnaire.
Respondents on this questionnaire will be randomised over the experimental group and the control group.
The experimental group will receive the coaching programme; the control group will receive care as usual. Two follow-up questionnaires (at 6 and 12 months) will be sent to both groups.
Primary outcome measure is absenteeism.
|- Main changes (audit trail)|
|- RECORD||7-sep-2005 - 9-sep-2009|