The MiLES intervention targeting employers to promote successful return to work of employees with cancer: design of a pilot randomised controlled trial

Michiel A. Greidanus*, Angela G. E. M. de Boer, Angelique E. de Rijk, Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen, Sietske J. Tamminga

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Abstract

BackgroundEmployers express a need for support to facilitate the return to work (RTW) process of employees with cancer. We have developed the MiLES intervention, an online toolbox targeting employers during the RTW of employees with cancer. To evaluate the MiLES intervention, we propose the design of a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT). The aim of this pilot is to determine whether a future RCT to study the effectiveness of this intervention on successful RTW of employees with cancer is feasible. Secondary aims are to obtain preliminary results on the effectiveness of the intervention and to determine the sample size needed in a future definitive RCT.MethodsA pilot RCT with a 6-month follow-up will be conducted. Using medical specialists at Dutch hospitals, we aim to enrol 90 participants diagnosed with cancer (

Original languageEnglish
Article number363
Number of pages11
JournalTrials
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Work
  • Cancer
  • Employee
  • Employer
  • Manager
  • Cancer survivors
  • Clinical trial protocol
  • Return to work
  • Pilot randomised controlled trial protocol
  • Intervention
  • BREAST-CANCER
  • META-SYNTHESIS
  • TO-WORK
  • SURVIVORS
  • DISABILITY
  • EXPERIENCES
  • COMPLEX
  • QUALITY
  • LIFE

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