Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
21/12/2005
Date assigned
21/12/2005
Last edited
06/09/2016
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.cornwall.ac.uk/weaverfish/index.php?id=1148

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr David Retford

ORCID ID

Contact details

Opie Building
Trevenson Road
Pool
Redruth
TR15 3RD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1209 617620
david.retford@cbs.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

2005-005934-11

Study information

Scientific title

Investigating the possible Therapeutic Effects of the Homoeopathic Remedy Apis Mellifica on Weaver Fish Stings using a Double Blind Randomised Controlled Trial

Acronym

Weaver-fish & Homoeopathy

Study hypothesis

That homoeopathic apis mellificia will be more effective in treating the sting from a weaver fish than a placebo

Ethics approval

Informed consent: understanding spoken and written english, over the age of eighteen, or with parental guidance and consent if under 18. There will be written informed consent from all participants or parents where needed. Informed of data protection, and possible adverse reactions to the homoeopathic remedy. Openness and honesty: Double blind test, thus the participant might be given a placebo although they will still receive the standard treatment. Right to withdraw. Protection from possible harm. Debriefing. Confidentiality and to follow all ethical principals of relevent professional bodies.

Study design

Double Blind Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT)

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

No participant information sheet available

Condition

Sting from weaver fish

Intervention

Standard treatment of feet submerged in hot water, plus homoeopathic remedy or placebo remedy

Intervention type

Drug

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Apis Mellifica

Primary outcome measures

Pain relief

Secondary outcome measures

Removal of concomitant symptoms

Overall trial start date

01/03/2006

Overall trial end date

31/10/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Type 1, healthy clients, affected by weaver-fish sting, within one hour.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

250

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Over 65 years of age
2. Unable to read english
3. Taking any prescribed medication
4. Not NHS registered
5. Have taken any previous form of treatment for the sting
6. Have been stung already this year
7. Any heart condition
8. Any other contraindications to treatment

Recruitment start date

01/03/2006

Recruitment end date

31/10/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Opie Building
Pool, Redruth
TR15 3RD
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Cornwall College Camborne (UK)

Sponsor details

Opie Building
Trevenson Road
Pool
Redruth
TR15 3RD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1209 617620
david.retford@cbs.ac.uk

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.cornwall.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

Cornwall College Camborne (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes

06/09/2016: No publications found in PubMed, verifying study status with principal investigator.