This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions brain injuries, return to work, quality of life
Treatment rehabilitation service
Sponsor University of Aarhus
Start date February 2013
End date March 2015
Trial size 653 participants
Trial identifier NCT01801969, hovedtraume


The proportion of patients who return to work after surviving severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been estimated in number of studies but results do not agree.This may be due to complex interaction between many factors, including available rehabilitation services.

In Denmark rehabilitation services vary been regions and municipalities. Hospital based rehabilitation is organized by the regions. Rehabilitation outside the hospitals is organized by the municipalities

The first purpose of this study is to investigate a possible link between centralized hospital based rehabilitation and better return to work / quality of life.

The second purpose is to investigate whether municipality size affects quality of life and return to work after severe TBI.

Data on return to work are derived from a national register on labor market attachment. Data on quality of life are derived from a questionnaire.

The study population is identified from the Danish Head Trauma Database. The completeness and accuracy of the database will be investigated as the first part of the project.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective retrospective
Centralized or Decentralized rehabilitation Size of municipality
rehabilitation service
Centralized/ decentralized hospital based rehabilitation defined as hospital based rehabilitation in a single or in multiple locations, respectively. Size of the municipality responsible for providing rehabilitation services after discharge from hospital

Primary Outcomes

time to return to work
time frame: up to 11 years post-injury

Secondary Outcomes

Quality of life
time frame: 1-10 years post-injury

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 64 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - age 18-64 Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title Return to Work and QOL Following TBI. Impact of Rehabilitation Service.
Principal investigator Lene Odgaard
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Aarhus.