Condition category
Circulatory System
Date applied
12/05/2010
Date assigned
12/05/2010
Last edited
13/05/2010
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 Elizabeth Murray

ORCID ID

Contact details

Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

3022

Study information

Scientific title

A multicentre non-randomised cohort study on the use of an internet invention to change patients' beliefs, emotions, actions and health with respect to coronary heart disease

Acronym

CHESS for HEART DISEASE

Study hypothesis

In this study we gave an internet intervention to a group of 168 patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) to use over 9 months. During this time we used questionnaires to track changes in patients' beliefs, emotions, actions and health. Our aim was to link these changes to the parts of the internet intervention patients used and how they had used them. This would then help us design internet interventions that work better for patients with CHD and other long-term conditions.

Ethics approval

Camden and Islington Local Research Ethics Committee (LREC) approved in Feb 2006 (ref: 06/Q0511/3)

Study design

Multicentre non-randomised interventional treatment trial

Primary study design

Observational

Secondary study design

Cohort study

Trial setting

GP practices

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Topic: Cardiovascular; Subtopic: Cardiovascular (all Subtopics); Disease: Cardiovascular

Intervention

CHESS-HD - The intervention used in this study was CHESS Living with Heart Disease. This was a website providing information (e.g., questions and answers, an instant library, web tools and resources, a directory of Organisations, useful information sites and a dictionary), behaviour change (e.g., health tracking, assessments and action plans) and support components (e.g., personal stories, 'ask an expert' facility, discussion groups, and personal journals).

The internet intervention was given to a group of 168 patients with CHD to use over 9 months; follow-up was at 3 and 9 months.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Self-efficacy (Cardiac Cardiac self-efficacy questionnaire), measured at 9 months

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/03/2006

Overall trial end date

30/11/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients on the coronary heart disease register from general practice teams in North and Central London Primary Care Network

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Planned sample size: 168

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Inability to provide informed consent due to active psychosis, cognitive impairment or learning difficulty
2. Inability to use a computer-based intervention due to physical disability
3. Inability to understand written or spoken English (operationalised as unable to consult without an interpreter)
4. Terminally ill with life expectancy less than 9 months
5. Male and female, aged 35 - 89 years

Recruitment start date

01/03/2006

Recruitment end date

30/11/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University College London (UK)

Sponsor details

UCL Biomedicine Research & Development Unit
Maple House
149 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 7NF
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.ucl.ac.uk

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

BUPA Foundation (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

foundation

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

2008 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18430276

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Kerr C, Murray E, Burns J, Turner I, Westwood MA, Macadam C, Nazareth I, Patterson D, Applying user-generated quality criteria to develop an Internet intervention for patients with heart disease., J Telemed Telecare, 2008, 14, 3, 124-127, doi: 10.1258/jtt.2008.003006.

Additional files

Editorial Notes