Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
25/10/2000
Date assigned
25/10/2000
Last edited
19/08/2009
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 CG DiGuiseppi

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Preventative Medicine and Biometrics
University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre
4200 East Ninth Avenue Box C245
Denver Colorado
80262
United States of America

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

G9630971

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

This trial will quantify the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the door-to-door distribution of free smoke alarms to prevent residential fires and fire-related injuries in a materially deprived, ethnically diverse urban community.

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

Other

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Condition

Public health, social medicine

Intervention

1. In 20 intervention wards, a smoke alarm give-away programme was conducted in which a total of 20,000 free smoke alarms were distributed to low income families, council tenants, and households occupied by elderly adults or young children
2. Twenty control wards received no intervention

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Injuries due to fire requiring emergency attendance, injuries due to fire requiring hospitalisation, fires attended by the fire brigade

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

11/08/1997

Overall trial end date

10/11/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Electoral wards in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington with Jarman scores of 20 or more.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Added 19/08/09: 27 months of post-intervention surveillance for occurrence of primary outcomes within the 40 wards

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

11/08/1997

Recruitment end date

10/11/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Preventative Medicine and Biometrics
Denver Colorado
80262
United States of America

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 (MRC) (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

1. 2002 Incidence of fires results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12411355
2. 2002 Prevalence of working smoke alarms results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12411356
3. 2004 Discussions re increasing the prevalence results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15026437
4. 2005 Cost effectiveness results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16150815

Publication citations

  1. Incidence of fires results

    DiGuiseppi C, Roberts I, Wade A, Sculpher M, Edwards P, Godward C, Pan H, Slater S, Incidence of fires and related injuries after giving out free smoke alarms: cluster randomised controlled trial., BMJ, 2002, 325, 7371, 995.

  2. Prevalence of working smoke alarms results

    Rowland D, DiGuiseppi C, Roberts I, Curtis K, Roberts H, Ginnelly L, Sculpher M, Wade A, Prevalence of working smoke alarms in local authority inner city housing: randomised controlled trial., BMJ, 2002, 325, 7371, 998-1001.

  3. Discussions re increasing the prevalence results

    Roberts H, Curtis K, Liabo K, Rowland D, DiGuiseppi C, Roberts I, Putting public health evidence into practice: increasing the prevalence of working smoke alarms in disadvantaged inner city housing., J Epidemiol Community Health, 2004, 58, 4, 280-285.

  4. Cost effectiveness results

    Ginnelly L, Sculpher M, Bojke C, Roberts I, Wade A, Diguiseppi C, Determining the cost effectiveness of a smoke alarm give-away program using data from a randomized controlled trial., Eur J Public Health, 2005, 15, 5, 448-453, doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cki146.

Additional files

Editorial Notes