Condition category
Respiratory
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
15/12/2009
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

Dr Liesl Osman

ORCID ID

Contact details

Chest Clinic (Clinic C)
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZN
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1224 681 818 extn 51223
l.osman@abdn.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

AM1/06/004

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The study will compare relative benefits of the two interventions for cost effectiveness, reduction in the use of emergency services and improving patient outcomes. The study offers potential benefits to patients in improved services and reduced morbidity and to the NHS in improved efficiency and reduction of costs for emergency care. It will increase our understanding of why patients use A&E in preference to general practice care.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Respiratory tract diseases: Asthma

Intervention

1. Specialist follow-up after A&E attendance vs. no follow-up
2. Telephone follow-up with mailed asthma information vs. no telephone follow up

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Re-attendance at Accident and Emergency and hospital admission, patient attendance at GP follow up, asthma medication prescriptions over the next 12 months, patient self management, morbidity and QOL at 1 month, 6 months and 12 months. A cost benefit analysis will be carried out.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/10/1997

Overall trial end date

31/05/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

300 patients attending A&E due to asthma will be entered into the study over 15 months and outcomes assessed for 12 months after entry.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

300

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/10/1997

Recruitment end date

31/05/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Chest Clinic (Clinic C)
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZN
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHS R&D 'Time-Limited' National Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Asthma National Research and Development Programme (UK)

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

2002 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12324673

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Osman LM, Calder C, Godden DJ, Friend JA, McKenzie L, Legge JS, Douglas JG, A randomised trial of self-management planning for adult patients admitted to hospital with acute asthma., Thorax, 2002, 57, 10, 869-874.

Additional files

Editorial Notes