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Effectiveness of a Distance Eduaction Course for Prevention in RSI/WRMD

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03385954
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 29, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 3, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) or Work-Related Ostomuscular Disorders (WRMD) are musculoskeletal disorders. Nursing is one of the categories of workers most affected, due to the inherent functions they perform in their daily activities. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of a distance education program of prevention in RIS/WRMD on the quality of life of a nursing group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Work-related Injury Other: Intervention Other: Control

Detailed Description:
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) or Work-Related Musculoskeletaldisorders (WRMD) are the names given to skeletal muscle disorders that mainly affect the upper limbs, the scapular region and the neck. One of the most affected categories is nursing workers who present health problems inherent to the function they perform in their daily activities. Due to this peculiarity, several studies are focused on the occupational risks of nursing workers in the hospital environment. However, It was not found in the literature studies that suggests strategies to prevent and improve the worker's quality of life. Distance education comes as a differential. It has power in interactive media and collaborative learning beyond self-learning and mass media. This research project proposes to carry out a randomized clinical trial where the intervention group will receive a Prevention Course in RSI/WRMD in the distance education modality and the control group will receive Educational Lectures on Prevention in RSI /WRMD, both groups will be composed by a nursing team from the Clinical Hospital of Porto Alegre.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 76 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of a Distance Eduaction Course for Prevention in RSI/WRMD on Life Quality of a Nursing Group
Actual Study Start Date : March 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 30, 2019
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
distance education curse with 8 hours to be accomplished in 2 weeks,
Other: Intervention
The distance eduacation group course has a workload of 8 hours and will be developed over 2 weeks. It is suggested that students have a minimum of 1 hour of study per day. The course will consist of work tips, clarifications and procedures for the prevention of RIS/WRMD physical training tips to improve cardiovascular condition and, of strength and flexibility, available literature and theoretical evidence that should be answered through the knowledge acquired in the EAD course of prevention of LERDORT from the HCPA's Physiatrics and Rehabilitation Service. This Course will be available through moodle.
Experimental: Control
Wiil receive a lecture of 30 minutes
Other: Control
will receive a lecture of 30 minutes.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 48 months ]
    Verified by instrument SF36 - With 36 items that measure eight domains (variables): functional capacity, physical aspects, pain, general health, vitality, social aspects, emotional aspects and mental health. The highest score for each SF-36 domain is 100 and the lowest score is 0.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Nurse staff from HCPA
  • Male and Female
  • Individuals that agree to participate of the distance eduacational course
  • Individuals that agree to participate in the research by signing the Term of Free and Clarified Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals that do not complete the course
  • Individuals that do not agree to participate in the research by signing the Term of Free and Clarified Consent
  • Individuals with chronic musculoskeletal injury diagnosed.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03385954


Contacts
Contact: Renata C Rocha da Silva, MD 555133598439 renatatoufpel@gmail.com

Locations
Brazil
Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre Recruiting
Pôrto Alegre, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, 90035-903
Contact: Renata c Rocha da Silva, MD    555133598439    renatatoufpel@gmail.com   
Contact: Rosane M Nery, PhD    555133598439    rosane.nery@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Antonio c dos Santos, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Antônio C dos Santos, PhD Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03385954     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 160415
First Posted: December 29, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 3, 2018
Last Verified: October 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre:
nursing
distance
education
RSI/WRMD