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Work Rehabilitation in Inflammatory Arthritis - Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of an occupational therapy (OT) job retention intervention: a pilot randomised controlled trial

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Open to: All Genders

Age: Adult

Medical Conditions

Topic: Musculoskeletal
Subtopic: Musculoskeletal (all Subtopics)
Disease: Musculoskeletal

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Start dates may differ between countries and research sites. The research team are responsible for keeping the information up-to-date.  

The recruitment start and end dates are as follows:

01 Oct 2011

31 Oct 2011


2017 Results article in results2017 Results article in qualitative results with participants (added 15/05/2020)2015 Results article in qualitative results with therapists (added 15/05/2020)2013 Results article in therapist work rehabilitation training results (added 15/05/2020)


Intervention Type : Other
Intervention Description : Participants are randomly allocated to receive VR or a stay at work information pack only.

Control group: An information pack including the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and Arthritis Care publications about Working with Arthritis

Vocational Rehabilitation: Up to x 1.5 hour appointments with an occupational therapist, trained in deliver:1. Applying ergonomic, fatigue and stress management approaches to the workplace2. Recommendations for assistive technology/equipment adaptation, workplace/work station modification, transport advice3. Practical advice and support to enable participants to disclose their condition and negotiate job modifications with employers4. Explaining rights under the Equality Act 2010 and the facilities available to

Follow Up Length: 9 month(s)

You can take part if:

1. People with inflammatory arthritis (i.e., specifically early inflammatory arthritis [IA], rheumatoid arthritis [RA], psoriatic arthritis [PA])2. Aged 18 years and over3. Able to read, write and understand English and in paid work (full or parttime)4. People who answer "yes" to:"Do you have any concerns about your health affecting your ability to work over the next few years?"5. Able to give informed consent6. Male & Female; Upper Age Limit 65 years ; Lower Age Limit 18 years

You may not be able to take part if:

People who are:1. On extended sick leave (i.e. > 3 months) or unemployed (including not normally in paid employment or student)2. Planning to retire or take early retirement (through choice or ill health) within the next 12 months3. Already receiving or awaiting work rehabilitation services4. Planning to move out of area or expecting joint replacement surgery in the next 6 months5. Other conditions affecting work apart from arthritis (e.g. uncontrolled medical/ psychiatric problems

Below are the locations for where you can take part in the trial. Please note that not all sites may be open.

  • Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research
    M6 6PU

This information has not yet been provided by the study team. You'll have an opportunity to discuss any risks and benefits that may be associated with this study prior to consenting to taking part.

The study is sponsored by University of Salford (UK) and funded by Arthritis Research UK (UK).

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