Job Adaptation in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00412399
First received: December 15, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2006
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The specific aim of this study is to compare the rate of negative work role events in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis compared to healthy controls.


Condition
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Job Adaptation in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Hospital for Special Surgery, New York:

Estimated Enrollment: 244
Study Start Date: June 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2001
Detailed Description:

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause multiple socio-medical disabilities, with work disability among the most marked. While a major focus has been documenting the rates of job loss and returning patients to the workforce, there is little information about how to foster job retention in those still employed. The goals of this study are to document negative workplace events over 1 year in 122 employed patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and to compare these to 122 healthy controls, who are included to account for the effects of socioeconomic status on employment. Events will be recorded with the work domain of the Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Life Events Scale. Additional goals are to compared fatigue, physical activity, functional status and sleep disturbances as covariates.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients are eligible if they are:

    • over age 18;
    • meet American Rheumatism Association criteria for rheumatoid arthritis; and
    • are employed for salary or monetary reimbursement.
  • Controls are eligible if they are:

    • over age 18;
    • have no major comorbidity; and
    • are employed for salary or monetary reimbursement.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients and controls are excluded if they:

    • have cognitive deficits and cannot provide informed consent;
    • do not speak English or Spanish; or
    • their physicians do not grant permission to enroll them.
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Locations
United States, New York
Cornell Internal Medicine Associates
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Carol A Mancuso, MD Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00412399     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 97068
Study First Received: December 15, 2006
Last Updated: December 15, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Hospital for Special Surgery, New York:
Employment
Negative workplace events
Healthy controls
Fatigue
Physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 20, 2014