Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
17/12/2009
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

Prof Alistair Burns

ORCID ID

Contact details

School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences
University of Manchester
Withington Hospital
Manchester
M20 8LR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)161 291 3310
A_Burns@fs1.with.man.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PSI11-14

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To evaluate the impact of a psychogeriatric hospital outreach team on the quality of care in nursing and residential homes.

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

Not specified

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental and behavioural disorders: Depression, anxiety, neuroses

Intervention

The key care staff to the participating residents in the intervention homes received a series of seminars from the hospital outreach team and weekly visits from a psychiatric nurse to assist in developing care planning skills.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The main outcome measures for residents were cognitive impairment and depression, behaviour disturbance, and active daily living skills. The General Health Questionnaire was used to assess levels of psychological distress amongst care staff and a modified version of the Quality of Interactions Schedule was used to code the quality of interaction between staff and residents. An economic evaluation of the intervention was performed.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/10/1995

Overall trial end date

31/08/1997

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Nursing and residential homes in South Manchester. 12 matched nursing and residential homes were randomised to either the control or intervention group. Within each home, 10 residents were selected by staff to participate on the basis that they presented an active care management problem. The key workers to each of the participating residents took part in the training programme. There were 98 staff in total, 51 of whom worked in the homes receiving the intervention.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

51

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/10/1995

Recruitment end date

31/08/1997

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences
Manchester
M20 8LR
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 Primary and Secondary Care Interface 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

1999 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10406361

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Proctor R, Burns A, Powell HS, Tarrier N, Faragher B, Richardson G, Davies L, South B, Behavioural management in nursing and residential homes: a randomised controlled trial., Lancet, 1999, 354, 9172, 26-29, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(98)08237-3.

Additional files

Editorial Notes