Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
29/11/2006
Date assigned
26/01/2007
Last edited
04/08/2010
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://weba.iop.kcl.ac.uk/departments/?locator=355&project=10117

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Louise Howard

ORCID ID

Contact details

PO29 Section of Community Mental Health
Health Services Research Department
Institute of Psychiatry
De Crespigny Park
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom
l.howard@iop.kcl.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

CHOICES

Study hypothesis

Primary hypothesis:
Women admitted to women's crisis houses have higher levels of satisfaction with services compared with women admitted to traditional psychiatric wards.

Secondary hypotheses:
Women admitted to women's crisis houses compared with women admitted to traditional psychiatric wards:
1. Perceive themselves to be less stigmatised on follow-up
2. Have fewer service contacts and lower costs of care
3. Have a higher quality of life
4. Have fewer unmet needs
5. Feel they are less coerced
6. Have a greater improvement in symptomatology

Ethics approval

National Hospital for Neurology REC gave provisional ethical approval on the 30th of November 2006 (reference number is 06/Q0512/104).

Study design

Patient preference randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Any psychiatric disorder requiring admission to hospital or women's crisis house.

Intervention

Admission to women's crisis house compared with admission to traditional psychiatric wards.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Satisfaction with services.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Stigma
2. Coercion
3. Contact with services and costs
4. Quality of life
5. Unmet needs
6. Symptoms

Overall trial start date

01/02/2007

Overall trial end date

31/12/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All consenting women requiring admission as a psychiatric inpatient or women's crisis house resident.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Female

Target number of participants

75

Participant exclusion criteria

Women who do not consent to take part in the study.

Recruitment start date

01/02/2007

Recruitment end date

31/12/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

PO29 Section of Community Mental Health
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Institute of Psychiatry (UK)

Sponsor details

King's College London
De Crespigny Park
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7848 0121
l.davison@iop.kcl.ac.uk

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk

Funders

Funder type

Research council

Funder name

Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK) (Ref: G0401241; grant ID: 71994)

Alternative name(s)

MRC

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

other non-profit

Location

United Kingdom

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

2010 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20679277

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Howard L, Flach C, Leese M, Byford S, Killaspy H, Cole L, Lawlor C, Betts J, Sharac J, Cutting P, McNicholas S, Johnson S, Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of admissions to women's crisis houses compared with traditional psychiatric wards: pilot patient-preference randomised controlled trial., Br J Psychiatry Suppl, 2010, 53, s32-40, doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.081083.

Additional files

Editorial Notes