Condition category
Circulatory System
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
21/12/2009
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 Gene Feder

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of General Practice and Primary Care
Queen Mary and Westfield College
Mile End Road
London
E1 4NS
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7882 7957

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PSI02-59

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

POST

Study hypothesis

To determine whether postal prompts to patients who have survived an acute coronary event and to their general practitioners improves secondary prevention of coronary heart disease within primary care.

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

Hospitals

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Condition

Heart disease

Intervention

1. Postal prompts
2. Standard care

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Proportion of patients having serum cholesterol tests, prescribed beta-blockers (6 months post-discharge)
2. Proportion prescribed cholesterol lowering drugs (12 months post-discharge)

Secondary outcome measures

1. Recording of cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle advice
2. Patient's self-reporting of lifestyle changes and view about possibility of reducing cardiovascular risk

Overall trial start date

01/05/1995

Overall trial end date

14/08/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Consecutive patients admitted to hospital for a myocardial infarction or episode of unstable angina.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/05/1995

Recruitment end date

14/08/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of General Practice and Primary Care
London
E1 4NS
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHS R&D 'Time-Limited' National Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Primary and Secondary Care Interface National Research and Development Programme (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

1999 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10356008

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Feder G, Griffiths C, Eldridge S, Spence M, Effect of postal prompts to patients and general practitioners on the quality of primary care after a coronary event (POST): randomised controlled trial., BMJ, 1999, 318, 7197, 1522-1526.

Additional files

Editorial Notes