Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
29/04/2010
Date assigned
29/04/2010
Last edited
21/07/2016
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.limbic.org.uk

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Ms Louise Worswick

ORCID ID

Contact details

Royal London House
Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
BH1 3LT
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

5011

Study information

Scientific title

Learning to Improve the Management of Back pain In the Community: a non-randomised interventional and observational cohort study

Acronym

LIMBIC

Study hypothesis

This study used a mixed method design which included a quantitative and qualitative component. The quantitative element of the project is the evaluation of patient outcomes (high level evaluation) and this data was collected from each of the participating 9 practices prior to commencement of the 8 workshops in 2008 and again following the workshops. Each practice attended the workshops as a team which were then evaluated in terms of their own learning and changes in their delivery of care around back pain.

Ethics approval

Somerset Research Ethics Committee approved on the 9 August 2007 (ref: 07/H0205/36)

Study design

Non-randomised interventional and observational cohort study

Primary study design

Observational

Secondary study design

Cohort study

Trial setting

GP practices

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Topic: Primary Care Research Network for England; Subtopic: Not Assigned; Disease: All Diseases

Intervention

Nine practice team tool part in eight workshops and these were evaluated using focus group interviews with the team. The intervention was eight half day interprofessional educational workshops over a nine month period.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Improved patient outcomes of treatment of low back pain

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/10/2007

Overall trial end date

31/03/2010

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. A general practice in Wiltshire or Bournemouth and Poole PCT willing to agree to participate in the study, send a team to the workshops and undertake the required data collection, including two focus group sessions
2. Patients aged 18 - 65 (either sex) presenting to their GP with acute low back pain for less than 12 weeks duration
3. All patients seeking primary care treatment for back pain of any kind

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Planned Sample Size: 1000; UK Sample Size: 1000

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Unable to commit to the project, send a team to workshops, or undertake the data collection requirements
2. Duration greater than 12 weeks
3. Under 18 or older than 65 years
4. Serious spinal pathology
5. Trauma

Recruitment start date

01/10/2007

Recruitment end date

31/03/2010

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Royal London House
Bournemouth
BH1 3LT
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Bournemouth University (UK)

Sponsor details

Fern Barrow
Dorset
BH12 5BB
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

The Health Foundation (UK) (ref: 5107/4566)

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

2012 results: http://primarycare.imedpub.com/improving-services-for-back-pain-putting-the-patient-at-the-centre-of-interprofessional-education.php?aid=251

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes

21/07/2016: Publication reference added