This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions anxiety, depression
Treatments workcoping and ips, ordinary care by gp or nav
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Uni Research
Collaborator Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
Start date June 2010
End date March 2016
Trial size 1202 participants
Trial identifier NCT01146730, Workcoping2010


Mental disorders, mainly various anxiety and depressive disorders, are an increasing reason for sick leave and disability pension. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been shown to have an effect on anxiety and depression, but the investigators know little about this in relation to employment. Close follow-up in ordinary employment increase employment participation for serious mental illness, but this is not yet investigated to the same degree for lighter mental disorders.

Center for Work-Coping (No: "Senter for Jobbmestring" - SJM) combines Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and individual placement and support (IPS) and facilitation of work for people with anxiety and depression who are in danger of falling out of work.

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the model in SJM. The effect will be evaluated through a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in which participants will be randomized to SJM or regular follow-up by The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) or by their regular general practitioners (GP) and self-help resources. The main outcome measures are work participation with changes in mental health as a secondary outcome.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Primary purpose treatment
Masking outcomes assessor
CBT based counseling and supported employment
workcoping and ips Cognitive behavior therapy
Maximum 15 sessions of CBT-based counseling with workcoping as primary focus in addition to work support according to the IPS-model (individual placement and support)
(Active Comparator)
Ordinary care by GP or The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV)
ordinary care by gp or nav Treatment as usual
Ordinary care by the participants physician or the local Labour and Welfare Administration

Primary Outcomes

Sick leave data
time frame: One year

Secondary Outcomes

time frame: 6 and 12 months of follow up

Eligibility Criteria

All participants from 18 years up to 60 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Problems coping with work due to psychological illness (anxiety and depression) - Reasonable closeness to work (possible to return within a year) Exclusion Criteria: - Other reasons as primary cause of work problems - Serous psychiatric disorders - Suicide risk - Pregnancy - Ongoing psychological treatment (therapy) - Ongoing substance abuse

Additional Information

Official title At Work and Coping - Effect Evaluation of Center for Workcoping for Patients With Anxiety and Depression
Principal investigator Silje E Reme, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Uni Research.