Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
30/09/2004
Date assigned
30/09/2004
Last edited
13/04/2011
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 G Brookes

ORCID ID

Contact details

Newsam Centre
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
York Road
Leeds
LS14 6UH
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0436130342

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Failure to attend pre-arranged outpatient appointments represents a failed opportunity to engage those with mental health problems, and a waste of NHS resources. Text based prompts (such as reminder letters) have been proposed as a simple, easy to deliver and cost effective means of addressing this problem - and are recommended in the recent National Health Service Framework for mental health.

To establish the effects of the National Service Framework recommended simple text based prompts on attendance of people due to be seen at psychiatric outpatients clinics in Leeds.

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

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental and Behavioural Disorders

Intervention

Text based prompts vs no text based prompts

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/12/2002

Overall trial end date

01/12/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Adults of working age in an inner city combined mental health and community trust. Every person due to attend a routine consultant led general psychiatric outpatient clinic for the first time between January 2003 and December 2003.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/12/2002

Recruitment end date

01/12/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Newsam Centre
Leeds
LS14 6UH
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

Government

Funder name

Leeds Teaching 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

1. 2008 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17935636

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Kitcheman J, Adams CE, Pervaiz A, Kader I, Mohandas D, Brookes G, Does an encouraging letter encourage attendance at psychiatric out-patient clinics? The Leeds PROMPTS randomized study., Psychol Med, 2008, 38, 5, 717-723, doi: 10.1017/S0033291707001766.

Additional files

Editorial Notes