Condition category
Digestive System
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
22/07/2009
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

Ms Tracey Irvine

ORCID ID

Contact details

General Surgery
Whittington Hospital
Highgate Hill
London
N19 5NF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7288 3938

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0277122006

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To see if outpatient attendances for patients with benign rectal bleeding can be reduced with pre-clinic telephone advice.

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

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Colorectal bleeding

Intervention

Group 1: Telephone Questionnaire + Advice. The Colorectal Nurse Practitioner contacts patients by phone and patients that are felt to have benign rectal bleeding are given telephone advice. They are contacted 6 weeks later and if still symptomatic are brought into the clinic. If patients are symptom free they decide whether they require an appointment. They receive a letter giving further advice and that they may come to the clinic if symptoms reoccur.

Group 2: Routine Outpatient Attendance + Questionnaire. These patients attend clinic as planned. They fill in the questionnaire and will be examined and treated in the usual way.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Number of patients still requiring outpatient visits after telephone advice.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

06/02/2003

Overall trial end date

31/10/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. patients with rectal bleeding referred to colorectal specialist clinic
2. young adults - under 40 years of age
3. low risk of colorectal cancer = 60

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

60

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

06/02/2003

Recruitment end date

31/10/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

General Surgery
London
N19 5NF
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Whittington Hospital NHS 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

2007 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov//pubmed/17181851

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes