Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool (JDAPT) Evaluation Study


Study Title: Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool (JDAPT) Evaluation Study
Rationale: In Canada, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for workers living with a disability, but the episodic and invisible nature of many chronic health conditions can create challenges for workers in seeking and obtaining workplace support while also respecting their rights to privacy. Workplaces are encouraged to focus on the barriers that can make employment difficult and not on medical diagnoses and symptoms, but many existing resources are disease specific and focused largely on management of condition symptoms. To address this gap, the ACED project has created the Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool (JDAPT). The purpose of the JDAPT is to help an employee identify their key job demands at a broad level without having to discuss health diagnostic or symptom information. Users input information pertinent to their job demands and indicate whether their health creates challenges in meeting job demands on an intermittent or ongoing basis. They are then provided with ideas for informal and formal self-management and supports tailored to areas where they report difficulties.
Study Description: We want to learn whether the tool is helpful to people who are looking for support in managing their chronic, episodic health condition at work.
If you are eligible and you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete four parts of the study:

Part 1: A background questionnaire to learn more about your work and your health (20-30 minutes)
Part 2: Using the Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool (JDAPT) and answering some follow-up questions (30-40 minutes)
Parts 3 & 4: Two follow-up questionnaires 3 months and 9 months after using the JDAPT (20-30 minutes each)

To thank you for your time, participants will receive $100 over the course of the study: $30 after completing the first two parts (background survey and JDAPT Tool), and $35 for each of the two follow-up questionnaires.

Participation in this research is completely voluntary. Your answers to the questionnaires will be confidential. However, please note that to receive your honorarium, you will need to provide your name and address to the study coordinator.

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If you have questions about the study, please contact the ACED Study team at the Institute for Work & Health by email
Recruitment Dates: 2022-02-07 to 2023-01-31
Who can participate: You are eligible to participate if you are - 18 and over - resident in Canada - living with a chronic health condition or disability - in paid employment for 20 or more hours a week at your primary job, and - interested in learning about and using different types of work supports or accommodations
Location of Trial: University of Regina
Contact Information:
Trial Institution: Institute for Work and Health
Trial Investigator: Dr. Monique Gignac
Trial Funding: CIHR , SSHRC Healthy and Productive Work Joint Initiative