Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
12/07/2002
Date assigned
12/07/2002
Last edited
02/10/2007
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 Alison Hammond

ORCID ID

Contact details

Rheumatology
Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
London Road
Derby
DE1 2QY
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1332 347141
alison.hammond@sdah-tr.trent.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

H0592

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To evaluate the long-term effects of joint protection on health status of people with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Rheumatoid arthritis

Intervention

Participants randomly allocated to:
1. Standard Arthritis Education Programme (AEP): 4 x 2 hour weekly programme of education and practical advice delivered by rheumatology team. Education based on standard practice, e.g., information about RA, drugs, exercise, joint protection, relaxation, pain management, benefits, diet.
2. Joint protection educational-behavioural programme: 4 x 2 hour weekly meetings. Specific training on joint protection (approx 5 hour practical). Supported by information pack and patient workbook, goal setting, home programme.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/11/1999

Overall trial end date

30/08/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Adult patients with diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
2. Wrist and or metacarpophalangeal joint disease currently or recently (within previous 6 months) affecting hand function
3. Currently experiencing hand pain on activity
4. Up to 5 years disease duration

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/11/1999

Recruitment end date

30/08/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Rheumatology
Derby
DE1 2QY
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC) (UK)

Sponsor details

Copeman House
St Mary's Court
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
United Kingdom
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info@arc.org.uk

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

http://www.arc.org.uk

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Arthritis Research Campaign (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

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=15293486

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Hammond A, Freeman K, The long-term outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of an educational-behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis., Clin Rehabil, 2004, 18, 5, 520-528.

Additional files

Editorial Notes