Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
25/10/2000
Date assigned
25/10/2000
Last edited
31/03/2009
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

Dr Astrid Fletcher

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel St
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

G9328038; G9328051; G9319839

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To determine:
1. The optimum methods of assessing the elderly (aged 75 years and over) in primary care as required by the GP contract (through identifying disease and need)
2. The optimum model of management of elderly participants identified by the above assessment process.

The study will compare assessments at different levels (brief health interview and detailed health assessment) and by different methods of administration (postal, lay interviewer, practice nurse). Two different management models will be compared: the primary care team and a multidisciplinary geriatric team.

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

Gerentology

Intervention

Brief health interview/detailed health assessment.
Postal/lay interviewer/practice nurse.
Primary care team/multidisciplinary geriatric team.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Mortality, hospital and institutional admissions, quality of life (in a random sample of 24 practices) and use of services (in a random cross sectional samples measures at different time periods).

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/1994

Overall trial end date

31/12/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All people on the GP register eligible for the over 75 check in the year following practice randomisation and training.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

50,000

Participant exclusion criteria

Patients in long stay care, Nursing Homes or patients who are terminally ill.

Recruitment start date

01/04/1994

Recruitment end date

31/12/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)

Sponsor details

20 Park Crescent
London
W1B 1AL
United Kingdom
+44 20 7636 5422
clinical.trial@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk

Sponsor type

Research council

Website

http://www.mrc.ac.uk

Funders

Funder type

Research council

Funder name

Medical Research Council (UK)

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

Study protocol: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12398790
Results: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15530627

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Fletcher AE, Price GM, Ng ES, Stirling SL, Bulpitt CJ, Breeze E, Nunes M, Jones DA, Latif A, Fasey NM, Vickers MR, Tulloch AJ, Population-based multidimensional assessment of older people in UK general practice: a cluster-randomised factorial trial., Lancet, 364, 9446, 1667-1677, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(04)17353-4.

  2. Fletcher AE, Jones DA, Bulpitt CJ, Tulloch AJ, The MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community: objectives, design and interventions [ISRCTN23494848]., BMC Health Serv Res, 2002, 2, 1, 21.

Additional files

Editorial Notes