Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
29/09/2006
Date assigned
29/09/2006
Last edited
27/01/2015
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

Mrs Linda Ward

ORCID ID

Contact details

University Hospitals of Leicester
c/o Research and Development Office
Leicester General Hospital NHS Trust
Leicester
LE1 4PW
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0123176431

Study information

Scientific title

E-learning versus workshops to teach critical appraisal to health professionals: a randomised controlled equivalence study

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To evaluate the effectiveness of teaching research methods and critical appraisal skills to health professionals in an on-line format compared to face to face teaching in small group workshops. It is expected that each intervention will be equally effective, so the hypotheses which is being tested by the study is that there will be between-group differences in learning of at least 10 percentage points. It is an equivalence study.

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

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

Condition

Critical appraisal skills

Intervention

52 participants (26 e-learning and 26 workshops). Finding time to attend workshops has been an issue, so flexibility of e-learning will be assessed. Workshop group have 6 face-to-face workshops offering experience in research methods and e-learning group will have 3 on-line lessons on research methods, access via virtual learning environment (VLE): participants asked an initial questionnaire prior to either workshop or e-learning and sent questionnaire 1 month after participation to assess change in knowledge, skills and behaviour.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Differences between the groups in knowledge, skills and behaviour following the learning.

Secondary outcome measures

Changes in learning from baseline for each group, establishing the effectiveness of each method.

Overall trial start date

14/12/2005

Overall trial end date

31/07/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Any health professional at UHL Trust who has an interest in and/or a need for developing their knowledge of research methods and skills in critical appraisal.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

52

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

14/12/2005

Recruitment end date

31/07/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester
LE1 4PW
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2006 Update - Department of Health

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

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

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Department Research Funds

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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes