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Effectiveness of Preventive Coaching.


- candidate number1436
- NTR NumberNTR252
- ISRCTNISRCTN53213470
- Date ISRCTN created20-dec-2005
- date ISRCTN requested18-okt-2005
- Date Registered NTR7-sep-2005
- Secondary IDsN/A 
- Public TitleEffectiveness of Preventive Coaching.
- Scientific TitleEffectiveness of a preventive coaching programme for employees with a high risk of sickness absence due to psychosocial health complaints.
- ACRONYMN/A
- hypothesis1. 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) studiedSick leave
- Inclusion criteriaBy 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 criteriaEmployees 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 receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-nov-2004
- planned closingdate31-okt-2006
- Target number of participants200
- InterventionsThe 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 outcomeThe 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 outcomeSecondary outcome measures are:
1. Motivation;
2. Fatigue;
3. Burnout;
4. Need for recovery;
5. General health;
6. Coping;
7. Medical consumption.
- TimepointsN/A
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusinclusion stopped: follow-up
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDr. I.J. Kant
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDr. I.J. Kant
- Sponsor/Initiator University Maastricht (UM), Department of Epidemiology
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, SoFoKleS
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryPsychosocial 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)
- RECORD7-sep-2005 - 9-sep-2009


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