Early Intervention to Promote Return to Work for People With Spinal Cord Injury

Psychosocial/other
Mental health and psychosocial factors
Online since 11 November 2022, updated 554 days ago

About this trial

For many people with spinal cord injury, seeking employment after injury is an important goal. There are services available to help people with disabilities. However, the best ways to coordinate and d...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 62 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    ≤ 12 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Psychosocial/other

    Details

    Employment is important for financial security, social connection, and life satisfaction. Unfortunately, rates of unemployment remain high among people with spinal cord injury (SCI). To help address this challenge, the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS) is conducting a single-site, randomized, controlled trial to compare two programs intended to increase rates of employment among people with SCI. The project will enroll 162 recently injured adults with SCI who are interested in becoming employed or returning to work and will compare different ways of delivering employment-related services in the first year after injury. Services will begin in inpatient rehabilitation and may include education, therapy, equipment provision, counseling, and other interventions. Information about employment status, earnings, community participation, and health will be collected through a combination of questionnaires and databases. Participants and service providers will also share their impressions of the programs via survey and focus groups. Analyses will examine the rate of participants employed at 1 year in each group, time to employment, earnings, community participation, and other aspects of well-being. Findings from this study will be used to determine which ways of delivering services are most effective in enabling employment by 1 year after injury, and to provide information to help other rehabilitation centers adopt effective programs.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    Additional benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 30 Sep 2022
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 30 Sep 2022
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more