Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
25/05/2010
Date assigned
30/06/2010
Last edited
29/05/2015
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 John Green

ORCID ID

Contact details

Academic Unit for Elderly Care and Rehabilitation
Duckworth Lane
Bradford
BD9 6RJ
United Kingdom
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john.green@bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

8401

Study information

Scientific title

An investigation of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) system of care to prevent delirium: a qualitative case study

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Design:
Case studies in three hospitals

Objectives:
1. Review and adapt the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) for use in the UK
2. Identify strategies to support the implementation of HELP
3. Determine the optimum methods to deliver HELP in routine care

Ethics approval

Bradford Research Ethics Committee, 26/01/2010, ref: 09/H1302/117

Study design

Observational qualitative case study

Primary study design

Observational

Secondary study design

Case-control study

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Topic: Generic Health Relevance and Cross Cutting Themes; Subtopic: Generic Health Relevance (all Subtopics); Disease: Health Services Research

Intervention

Qualitative investigation with NHS staff, hospital volunteers, patient and carer representatives including three, two-hour facilitated workshops in three hospital sites, individual interviews and focus groups. Three workshops in each of the three hospital sites will be undertaken over 12 - 18 months.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Qualitative investigation

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/12/2009

Overall trial end date

30/11/2012

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Participants in the study will be NHS staff, hospital volunteers, and patient and/or carer representatives. Following discussion with relevant managers and clinicians, HELP development teams will be set up in three hospitals. Eight to ten staff and others having a potential interest/role in the programme (e.g. senior manager, senior doctor, matron, nurse consultant and/or specialist nurse, staff nurse, therapist, manager of the volunteer service, volunteer, patient representative, care assistant and ward clerk) will be approached for participation. Additionally, a number of other clinical staff and volunteers will be approached for interview and focus group participation.

Target Gender: Male and female
Lower Age Limit: 18 years

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Planned sample size: 90; UK sample size: 90

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/12/2009

Recruitment end date

30/11/2012

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Academic Unit for Elderly Care and Rehabilitation
Bradford
BD9 6RJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Bradford Royal Infirmary (UK)

Sponsor details

Duckworth Lane
Bradford
BD9 6RJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

National Insititute for Health Research (NIHR) (UK) - Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGfAR)

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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes