Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
30/09/2004
Date assigned
30/09/2004
Last edited
27/05/2010
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

Mr Gerard Leavey

ORCID ID

Contact details

218 Boundary Road
London
N22 6AJ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8442 6503

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0018124483

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a growing health provision in the UK but with little evidence base. A pilot study is needed before proceeding to a definitive study.

Please note that as of 26/05/10 this record was updated to include the target number of participants and primary outcomes. Details can be found in the relevant field with the above update date. This information was obtained from the publication below (2008).

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

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental and Behavioural Disorders: Depression

Intervention

Randomised controlled trial (acupuncture vs sham acupuncture), questionnaires, participant observation, interviews.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Added 26/05/10:
1. Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI)
2. RAND 36 Item Health Survey 1.0 (RAND-36)
Completed at baseline and at the end of treatment or at treatment dropout.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/06/2003

Overall trial end date

31/03/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients aged over 18 years of age recruited from participating general practices.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

19 (added 26/05/10; see publication below)

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/06/2003

Recruitment end date

31/03/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

218 Boundary Road
London
N22 6AJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

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

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey 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/18514910

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Whiting M, Leavey G, Scammell A, Au S, King M, Using acupuncture to treat depression: a feasibility study., Complement Ther Med, 2008, 16, 2, 87-91, doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2007.07.005.

Additional files

Editorial Notes