Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
17/11/2010
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 Paul Little

ORCID ID

Contact details

Primary Medical Care
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
Southampton
SO16 5ST
United Kingdom
+44 (0)2380 241050
pmc1@soton.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

SPGS789

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To determine whether an educational leaflet improves patient confidence with management of minor illness and reduces attendance at surgery

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

Not applicable: Not applicable

Intervention

Leaflet outlining self-care for 42 common conditions against no leaflet

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Attendance rate at surgery. Predictors measured at baseline of return to surgery. Cost of delivery and cost savings of using leaflet.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

30/04/1998

Overall trial end date

30/11/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

2950 patients from general practice. One patient per household.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

2950

Participant exclusion criteria

Unable to read leaflet, or to understand or complete outcome measures.

Recruitment start date

30/04/1998

Recruitment end date

30/11/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Primary Medical Care
Southampton
SO16 5ST
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

NHS R&D Regional Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

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.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Executive South East

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

2001 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11358775

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Little P, Somerville J, Williamson I, Warner G, Moore M, Wiles R, George S, Smith A, Peveler R, Randomised controlled trial of self management leaflets and booklets for minor illness provided by post., BMJ, 2001, 322, 7296, 1214-6, 1217.

Additional files

Editorial Notes