Condition category
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Date applied
25/04/2003
Date assigned
25/04/2003
Last edited
28/08/2009
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 Ian Bowns

ORCID ID

Contact details

Directorate of Organisational and Clinical Development
Trent Strategic Health Authority
Octavia House
Bostocks Lane
Nottingham
NG10 5QG
United Kingdom
+44 (0)114 222 0742
irb@wellcool.demon.co.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

HTA 96/02/26

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

RCT - ASTID

Study hypothesis

This randomised controlled trial will compare the traditional out-patient consultation with two different applications of telemedicine for obtaining a specialist dermatological opinion: the first will involve a structured electronic message (including digital, still images); the second a real-time tele-consultation. The objectives are to confirm the equivalence of the accuracy of diagnosis, undertake economic analysis and compare patients' and professionals' opinions.

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

Skin and connective tissue diseases

Intervention

1. Standard out-patient care
2. Structured electronic message (including digital, still images)
3. A real-time teleconsultation

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Economic analysis
2. Patients' opinions
3. Professionals' opinion

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/1998

Overall trial end date

31/10/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

208

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/04/1998

Recruitment end date

31/10/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Directorate of Organisational and Clinical Development
Nottingham
NG10 5QG
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1132 545 843
Sheila.Greener@doh.gsi.gov.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme - HTA (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 HTA monograph in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17049140

Publication citations

  1. HTA monograph

    Bowns IR, Collins K, Walters SJ, McDonagh AJ, Telemedicine in dermatology: a randomised controlled trial., Health Technol Assess, 2006, 10, 43, iii-iv, ix-xi, 1-39.

Additional files

Editorial Notes