Condition category
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
19/10/2009
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 Peter Fisher

ORCID ID

Contact details

Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital
60 Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3HR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7833 7223
pfisher@gn.apc.org

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0257012231

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Pilot study to determine acceptability to patients and staff and whether design produces interpretable data. Questions for definitive study: Is homoeopathic consultation and placebo treatment more effective than no treatment? Is homoeopathic consultation and verum treatment more effective than homoeopathic consultation and placebo treatment? Is unblinded homoeopathic treatment more effective than blinded?

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised 4-arm 2-arm double blind placebo controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Atopic dermatitis

Intervention

Randomised placebo controlled clinical trial with double-blind comparison.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Dermatology Life Quality Index questionnaire
2. Symptom diary
3. Treatment diary

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/1998

Overall trial end date

31/05/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

100 Patients referred to the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital with a diagnosis of atopic eczema.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

100

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/04/1998

Recruitment end date

31/05/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital
London
WC1N 3HR
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Parkside Health NHS Trust (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

2006 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17015192

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Fisher P, McCarney R, Hasford C, Vickers A, Evaluation of specific and non-specific effects in homeopathy: feasibility study for a randomised trial., Homeopathy, 2006, 95, 4, 215-222, doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2006.07.006.

Additional files

Editorial Notes