Alcohol and Employment

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified December 2011 by University of Southern Denmark
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
TRYG Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maja Bæksgaard Hansen, University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01416103
First received: July 12, 2011
Last updated: October 8, 2013
Last verified: December 2011

July 12, 2011
October 8, 2013
October 2011
October 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change from baseline in the participant's employment status at 6 and 12 months. [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Change in the participant's employment status, i.e. a) ordinary job, b) change in the participant transfer payments or in other ways approaching the labour market.

Employment status is measured with self-reported questionnaires and with a number of administrative registers connected through each participant's personal identification number.

Same as current
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Change from baseline in the participant's alcohol consumption, health status and readiness for the labour market at 6 and 12 months. [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  1. Alcohol consumption is measured with The Alcohol Use Disorder Test (AUDIT) and with the average volume of alcohol per week.
  2. Health status is measured with the standardized instrument EQ5D and with questionnaire on self rated health.
  3. Readiness for the labour market is measured with five self rated questionnaires.
Same as current
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Alcohol and Employment
Alcohol and Employment - a Randomized Controlled Trial

The purpose of the study is to determine whether welfare-to-work schemes combined with alcohol treatment are more efficient than a welfare-to-work scheme alone, for unemployed citizens with alcohol problems.

Background and purpose: The Tryg Foundation Denmark has awarded funds for a study that tests how to most efficiently combine welfare-to-work schemes with efforts against alcoholism, in relation to a return to the labour market.

The study will be carried out in a number of Danish municipalities in the time frame 2011-2014.

The purpose of the study is to determine whether a welfare-to-work scheme combined with alcohol treatment is more efficient than a welfare-to-work scheme alone, for unemployed citizens with alcohol problems.

Design: If the welfare recipient meets the inclusion criteria, then the recipient is provided with information about the project by the caseworker. If the recipient wishes to participate in the project he/she is asked to fill out a consent form and a questionnaire regarding employment status, alcohol consumption, other habits of abuse, health status and background information.

Welfare recipients who do not wish to participate will as usual be referred to the welfare-to-work schemes deemed most appropriate by the caseworker.

The intervention is designed as a randomized controlled trial, where heavy drinkers who meet the inclusion criteria and wish to participate will be allocated to either:

A) An intervention group receiving welfare-to-work scheme combined with alcohol treatment.

or

B) A control group receiving only welfare-to-work scheme.

After 6 and 12 months there will be a follow-up where participants will be asked to answer a questionnaire with questions about their employment status, alcohol consumption, other habits of abuse, health status and background information.

In this study ANCOVA is chosen to analyses the effective of the intervention.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Alcohol Abuse
  • Other: Intervention group
    Alcohol treatment paralleling welfare-to-work participation: The participants are referred to the municipalities' outpatient alcohol treatment programmes and at the same time referred to an ordinary welfare-to-work programme.
  • Other: Control group
    The participants will as usual be referred to the welfare-to-work schemes deemed most appropriate by the caseworker. The intervention is no different than what the municipality would have offered if the participant was not part of the study.
  • Experimental: Intervention group
    Intervention group
    Intervention: Other: Intervention group
  • Placebo Comparator: Intervention control
    Control group
    Intervention: Other: Control group
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
300
October 2014
October 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must have an audit-score above 7.
  • Participants must be unemployed and receive welfare-to-work schemes when included.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who have an audit-score below 8.
  • Participants who have a normal job.
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact: Maja B. Hansen, Cand.oecon +0045 65507734 mbha@niph.dk
Contact: Janne S. Tolstrup, MD, PhD +0045 65507735 jst@niph.dk
Denmark
 
NCT01416103
61110- 1986 (tryg, p7)
Yes
Maja Bæksgaard Hansen, University of Southern Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
TRYG Foundation
Study Director: Morten Grønbæk, MD, PhD Centre for Intervention Research in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
University of Southern Denmark
December 2011

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