Condition category
Nervous System Diseases
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
20/11/2009
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 Ajar Thapar

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of General Practice (CeReS Office)
University of Wales College of Medicine
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF4 4XN
United Kingdom
+44 (0)29 2074 6632
thaparak@cf.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

Imp 15-12 Thapar

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of an epilepsy prompt and record card for the management of people with epilepsy in primary care. In addition the effectiveness of a patient held card will be compared to that of a card kept in the medical records. Evaluation was via a practice based randomised controlled trial over a period of 24 months. The card includes reminders to record key information about the clinical condition as well as prompts to carry out key tasks that have been identified as important in the research literature.

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

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Epilepsy

Intervention

1. Doctor held card (card inserted into the patients records)
2. Patient held card

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Relate to usage of the card, recording information, the completion of key clinical tasks, seizure severity as well as measures of patient and doctor satisfaction.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/1997

Overall trial end date

01/08/1999

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients with active epilepsy (either a seizure in the last 2 years or on anti epilepsy medication with a history of epilepsy)

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

1275 patients, 82 practices (added 20/11/09)

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/04/1997

Recruitment end date

01/08/1999

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of General Practice (CeReS Office)
Cardiff
CF4 4XN
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 Evaluation of Methods to Promote the Implementation of Research Findings (National 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

2002 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11885833

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Thapar A, Jacoby A, Richens A, Russell I, Roberts C, Porter E, Wall S, Roland M, A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a prompt and reminder card in the care of people with epilepsy., Br J Gen Pract, 2002, 52, 475, 93-98.

Additional files

Editorial Notes