Protocol For A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Study Of A Multicomponent Intervention To Promote A Sustainable Return-To-Work Of Workers On Long Term Sick Leave

Protocol For A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Study Of A Multicomponent Intervention To Promote A Sustainable Return-To-Work Of Workers On Long Term Sick Leave

The cost of sickness absence has major social, psychological, and financial implications for individuals and organisations. Return-to-work (RTW) interventions that support good quality communication and contact with the workplace can reduce the length of sickness absence by between 15 to 30 days. However, initiatives promoting a sustainable return-to-work for workers with poor mental health on long-term sickness absence across small, medium and large enterprises (SMEs and LEs) are limited. This paper describes the protocol of a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to test the feasibility of implementing a RTW intervention across SMEs and LEs across all sectors.
This is a novel intervention using a worker-manager approach to promote a sustainable return-to-work of workers on long-term sick leave due to poor mental wellbeing. If this intervention is shown to be feasible, the outcomes will inform a larger scale randomised control trial.

Protocol For A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Study Of A Multicomponent Intervention To Promote A Sustainable Return-To-Work Of Workers On Long Term Sick Leave

Date Published
Sat, 01 Jan 2022
Publisher
Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Reference
Godfree, K., Adem, A., Blake, H., Bartle, C., Daly, G., Hassard, J., ... & Munir, F. (2022). Protocol for a Feasibility Randomised Controlled Study of a Multicomponent Intervention to Promote a Sustainable Return-To-Work of Workers on Long Term Sick Leave
Website
https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1298894/v1
Categories
Keywords
Absence, Return to Work, Intervention

The cost of sickness absence has major social, psychological, and financial implications for individuals and organisations. Return-to-work (RTW) interventions that support good quality communication and contact with the workplace can reduce the length of sickness absence by between 15 to 30 days. However, initiatives promoting a sustainable return-to-work for workers with poor mental health on long-term sickness absence across small, medium and large enterprises (SMEs and LEs) are limited. This paper describes the protocol of a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to test the feasibility of implementing a RTW intervention across SMEs and LEs across all sectors.
This is a novel intervention using a worker-manager approach to promote a sustainable return-to-work of workers on long-term sick leave due to poor mental wellbeing. If this intervention is shown to be feasible, the outcomes will inform a larger scale randomised control trial.

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