Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
30/09/2004
Date assigned
30/09/2004
Last edited
22/02/2008
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 R A Harrison

ORCID ID

Contact details

Bolton Primary Care Trust
St Peter's House
Silverwell Street
Bolton
BL1 1PP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1204 907728
Roger.Harrison@bolton.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0311114507

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Does a personalised addressed letter compared with a standard letter increase response rate to a postal questionnaire on service quality sent to people referred to an exercise referral scheme?

Ethics approval

Approval for the study was received in advance from the local research ethics committee and the research governance committee.

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Screening

Patient information sheet

Condition

Exercise referral

Intervention

A two-group randomised trial of a personalised letter versus a standard letter.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The number of completed questionnaires returned after completing all methods of follow-up.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/06/2002

Overall trial end date

30/06/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

People living in the community of Bolton who had been referred to the exercise referral scheme over a three year period.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

627

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/06/2002

Recruitment end date

30/06/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Bolton Primary Care Trust
Bolton
BL1 1PP
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Bolton Primary Care Trust (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

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15537429

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Harrison RA, Cock D, Increasing response to a postal survey of sedentary patients - a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN45665423]., BMC Health Serv Res, 2004, 4, 1, 31, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-4-31.

Additional files

Editorial Notes