Condition category
Respiratory
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
25/02/2010
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 Larry Goodyer

ORCID ID

Contact details

King's College London
Manresa Road
London
SW3 6LX
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7333 4831
larry.goodyer@kcl.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

AM1/08/011

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

There is now a vast range of inhaler devices available for the management of asthma. Clear explanation must be offered to new users of such devices, as well as attempts made to improve inhaler technique in experienced users. These activities can be very time consuming for the health professionals concerned. A further problem is encountered when attempting to demonstrate the use of such devices to those with a poor understanding of English. One solution is the use of multimedia computer systems which have the advantage over video in being far more flexible and allowing patient interaction. King's College London have produced a touch screen multimedia system which counsels patients, in their selected language, using a combination of video, text, graphics and audio presentations. This multi-centre randomised trial builds on previous feasibility studies.

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

Respiratory tract diseases: Asthma

Intervention

1. English and non-English speaking patients are given information on inhalers using conventional methods in combination with the multimedia system
2. Patients are given information on inhalers using conventional methods only.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Comparison of inhaler administration technique between groups, acceptability of multimedia, satisfaction with information provision and self-reported asthma diary. Cost implications of each intervention will be compared.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/10/1998

Overall trial end date

31/05/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Added 25/02/10: 174

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/10/1998

Recruitment end date

31/05/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

King's College London
London
SW3 6LX
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHS R&D 'Time-Limited' National Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Asthma National Research and Development Programme (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

2006 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16819595

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Goodyer L, Savage I, Dikmen Z, Inhaler technique in Turkish people with poor English: a case of information discrimination?, Pharm World Sci, 2006, 28, 2, 107-114, doi: 10.1007/s11096-006-9019-5.

Additional files

Editorial Notes