Condition category
Nervous System Diseases
Date applied
02/08/2002
Date assigned
02/08/2002
Last edited
04/10/2007
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

Professor Murna Downs

ORCID ID

Contact details

Professor in Dementia Studies
Head of Bradford Dementia Group
School for Health Studies
Unity Building
University of Bradford
Bradford
BD5 OBB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1274 233991
M.Downs@Bradford.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

QRD/98/01/Dykes

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The project aims to investigate the effectiveness of different educational interventions in enabling primary care practitioners to respond to the needs of older people with dementia and their families. There are three study hypotheses:
1. Practitioners in practices which receive an educational intervention will demonstrate an increase in knowledge about recommended practice regarding the diagnosis and management of dementia compared to those who receive no such education
2. Medical records of people with a diagnosis of dementia in practices which receive an educational intervention will have a greater increase in concordance with North of England Evidence Based Guidelines on The Primary Care Management of Dementia compared to those who receive no such intervention
3. Families attending practices which receive an educational intervention will fare better on a range of outcomes including knowledge of dementia, knowledge and use of support services, satisfaction and stress

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

GP practices

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Alzheimer's disease

Intervention

Four groups:
1. Computer assisted learning
2. Decision support software
3. Small group practice learning
4. No intervention

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/07/1999

Overall trial end date

31/03/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Being a general practice

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/07/1999

Recruitment end date

31/03/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Professor in Dementia Studies
Bradford
BD5 OBB
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Alzheimer's Society (UK)

Sponsor details

Gordon House
10 Greencoat Place
London
SW1P 1PH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)207 306 0606
enquiries@alzheimers.org.uk

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Alzheimer's Society (UK) - through the Dykes Bequest

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

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=16565124

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Downs M, Turner S, Bryans M, Wilcock J, Keady J, Levin E, O'Carroll R, Howie K, Iliffe S, Effectiveness of educational interventions in improving detection and management of dementia in primary care: cluster randomised controlled study., BMJ, 2006, 332, 7543, 692-696, doi: 10.1136/bmj.332.7543.692.

Additional files

Editorial Notes