Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
31/07/2003
Date assigned
11/08/2003
Last edited
19/02/2008
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 Arild Bjørndal

ORCID ID

Contact details

Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs
PO Box 8054 Dep
Oslo
0031
Norway
+47 24 16 30 00
arild.bjorndal@shdir.no

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a tailored theory-based and multifaceted intervention targeted at the whole process of evidence-based practice increased the explicit integration of research in public health physicians' decision-making.

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

Diagnostic

Patient information sheet

Condition

Lack of knowledge about, use of and physical access to, relevant information sources

Intervention

A tailored, multifaceted intervention: workshop on evidence-based medicine, access to several databases, a tailored website, a discussion list, help desk, and an information service that searched for research literature and if possible, made reports based on this literature, on request.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Behaviour, measured by analysing the contents of local health service reports and of a hypothetical assignment, by a postal survey, a telephone survey and a questionnaire.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Attitudes
2. Knowledge of evidence-based practice information sources and concepts
3. Task-related self-efficacy
4. Decision-to-adopt
5. Job-satisfaction

Overall trial start date

01/04/1999

Overall trial end date

31/01/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Public health physicians
2. Working in municipalities in Norway with more than 3000 inhabitants

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

148

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not comply with the above inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/04/1999

Recruitment end date

31/01/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Norway

Trial participating centre

Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs
Oslo
0031
Norway

Sponsor information

Organisation

Norwegian Research Council (Norway)

Sponsor details

PO Box 2700
St. Hanshaugen
Oslo
0131
Norway
+47 22 03 70 00
post@forskningsradet.no

Sponsor type

Research council

Website

Funders

Funder type

Research council

Funder name

Norwegian Research Council (Norway)

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

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12694632

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Forsetlund L, Bradley P, Forsen L, Nordheim L, Jamtvedt G, Bjørndal A, Randomised controlled trial of a theoretically grounded tailored intervention to diffuse evidence-based public health practice [ISRCTN23257060]., BMC Med Educ, 2003, 3, 2, doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-3-2.

Additional files

Editorial Notes