Impact in Life Quality of a Educational Program for Prevention of Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders in Workers

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00874718
First received: March 31, 2009
Last updated: April 1, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
  Purpose

The study consists of evaluating the efficacy of an Educational Program for prevention of occupational musculoskeletal problems in workers. It is a randomized clinical trial with parallel groups and blinded evaluator, with a control group not submitted to the educational program, but that received a program for general orientation in health. The primary outcome was the change of the quality of life measured by means of Medical Outcomes Study 36-Term Short Health Survey (SF-36), that it is a generic instrument of evaluation of the quality of life, translated and validated in Portuguese of Brazil.


Condition Intervention
Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders
Healthy
Behavioral: educational program
Behavioral: General education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Impact in Life Quality of a Educational Program for Prevention of Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders in Workers.

Further study details as provided by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey - (SF-36) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Work Limitation Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Work absenteeism [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Action group Behavioral: educational program
6-week educational program for prevention of occupational musculoskeletal diseases.
Control group
Non-specific educational program for general health.
Behavioral: General education
Non-specific educational program for general health.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All workers from a specific company, including administrative and production sections.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Workers absent from the workplace during all the study period.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00874718

Locations
Brazil
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Investigators
Study Director: Ricardo M Xavier, MD Associate Professor
Principal Investigator: Antonio C dos Santos, MD Associate Professor
  More Information

No publications provided by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Antonio Cardoso dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00874718     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007755
Study First Received: March 31, 2009
Last Updated: April 1, 2009
Health Authority: Brazil: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul:
repetitive strain injury
quality of life
functional capacity
workers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014