Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
25/10/2000
Date assigned
25/10/2000
Last edited
30/07/2009
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

Dr Ian Roberts

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London
WC1N 1EH
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

G9901222

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

A randomised controlled trial will be conducted to quantify the effect of three different types of smoke alarm (ionising, ionising with pause, and optical), and two different power sources (zinc batteries, lithium batteries) on the prevalence of functioning alarms in a disadvantaged inner city population.

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

Public health, social medicine

Intervention

Ionisation, Optical, Zinc battery and Lithium battery smoke alarms

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Prevalence of any installed, functioning smoke alarm in the households in each study group
2. Installation and function of the smoke alarm originally installed in the study households

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/01/2000

Overall trial end date

31/03/2002

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Occupants of homes in the materially deprived inner London borough of Camden

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

1440 homes

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/01/2000

Recruitment end date

31/03/2002

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
London
WC1N 1EH
United Kingdom

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

2004 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15026437

Publication citations

  1. 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.

Additional files

Editorial Notes