Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
30/09/2005
Date assigned
30/09/2005
Last edited
11/02/2009
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

Mrs Katy Oak

ORCID ID

Contact details

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Treliske
Truro
TR1 3LJ
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0202140093

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Not provided at time of registration

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

GP practices

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Not Applicable: Service delivery

Intervention

1. A visit to the practice to put a poster on the staff notice board and to give individual GPs a folder containing publicity material for the library
2. An email to each GP publicising library services
3. Control group - no publicity

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

To check databases to see if there has been an increased use by GPs and to establish the most effective intervention.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/03/2004

Overall trial end date

30/03/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

GP practices will be randomly selected to receive one of 3 interventions.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

GP practices in Cornwall.

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/03/2004

Recruitment end date

30/03/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Truro
TR1 3LJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals 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

2008 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18796081

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Oak K, Gegg R, Increasing the rural general practitioners' use of library and information services through publicity: a randomized controlled trial in Cornwall, UK., Health Info Libr J, 2008, 25, 3, 208-217, doi: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2007.00766.x.

Additional files

Editorial Notes