Condition category
Digestive System
Date applied
05/07/2006
Date assigned
14/07/2006
Last edited
14/12/2010
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Moyez Jiwa

ORCID ID

Contact details

328 Stirling Highway
Claremont
Perth
6010
Australia

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0036124627

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

G-RAF

Study hypothesis

General practitioners (GP's) will select a greater proportion of patients with significant bowel disease in the intervention arms of this study.

Ethics approval

North Sheffield LREC (ref number: NS2002 9 1443), approval received on 01/01/2004

Study design

Cluster randomised factorial trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

GP practices

Trial type

Screening

Patient information sheet

Condition

Colorectal disease

Intervention

This is a factorial study with four arms:
1. Interactive referral proforma: GP's could use an interactive referral document to make referrals to colorectal surgeons
2. Education outreach visit: an educational outreach visit from a surgeon
3. Both of the above
4. Neither of the above (control)

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The primary outcome will be the proportion of patients with significant bowel disease who are referred.

Secondary outcome measures

Secondary outcomes will include the quality of GP referrals

Overall trial start date

01/04/2004

Overall trial end date

01/10/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

General practitioners

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

180 GPs

Participant exclusion criteria

N/A

Recruitment start date

01/04/2004

Recruitment end date

01/10/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

328 Stirling Highway
Perth
6010
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UK)

Sponsor details

Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Armthorpe Road
Doncaster
DN2 5LT
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.dbh.nhs.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

The Fred and Ann Green Legacy

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. 2007 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17078894

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Jiwa M, Skinner P, Coker AO, Shaw L, Campbell MJ, Thompson J, Implementing referral guidelines: lessons from a negative outcome cluster randomised factorial trial in general practice., BMC Fam Pract, 2006, 7, 65, doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-7-65.

Additional files

Editorial Notes