Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
21/12/2009
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 Gavin Daker-White

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Social Medicine
Canynge Hall
Whiteladies Road
Bristol
BS8 2PR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)117 928 7216

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PSI03-31

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To evaluate the perceived appropriateness, the effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of specially-trained physiotherapists in the assessment and management of defined referrals to hospital orthopaedic departments.

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

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Other musculoskeletal disease

Intervention

Initial assessment and management undertaken by post-Fellowship junior staff and clinical assistant orthopaedic surgeons, or by specially trained physiotherapists working in an extended role (orthopaedic physiotherapy specialists).

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Patient-centred measures of pain, functional disability and perceived handicap.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/09/1995

Overall trial end date

31/07/1998

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

481 patients with musculo-skeletal problems referred by their GPs for specialist orthopaedic opinion.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

481

Participant exclusion criteria

Patients < 18 years old

Recruitment start date

01/09/1995

Recruitment end date

31/07/1998

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Social Medicine
Bristol
BS8 2PR
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/10616677

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Daker-White G, Carr AJ, Harvey I, Woolhead G, Bannister G, Nelson I, Kammerling M, A randomised controlled trial. Shifting boundaries of doctors and physiotherapists in orthopaedic outpatient departments., J Epidemiol Community Health, 1999, 53, 10, 643-650.

Additional files

Editorial Notes