Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
24/07/2008
Date assigned
09/10/2008
Last edited
16/06/2016
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 Mark Haddad

ORCID ID

Contact details

City University London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom
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Mark.Haddad.1@city.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

1206/4636

Study information

Scientific title

QUEST - improving the quality of school mental health: a quality improvement evaluation for school nurses and teachers. Phase II - cluster randomised trial

Acronym

QUEST

Study hypothesis

Primary hypothesis:
A specifically designed professional development training and support programme for school nurses will result in significant changes in the sensitivity of their detection of depression.

Secondary hypothesis:
The training will result in significant improvements in school nurse's knowledge and attitudes concerning depression.

Ethics approval

The Royal Free Hospital and Medical School Research Ethics Committee, 23/04/2008, ref: 08/H0720/42

Study design

Cluster randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Cluster randomised trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Depression

Intervention

The intervention is a training and support package for school nurses, involving two educational meetings delivered to all consenting nurses (in groups of 12 - 16) within randomly allocated PCTs. Printed educational materials, clinical guidelines, information resources, and rating scales will accompany the sessions to enable ongoing learning and skill development. The training sessions will be standardised in relation to topics and skills addressed, but will be designed to enable interactive discussion and consideration of cases presented by participants. Sessions will be delivered by a trainer working on the project team with assistance from local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The comparator group is standard practice, and the total duration of follow-up will be 12-months.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Vignette measures for depression recognition have been specifically developed and piloted for this study. Participant's case recognition prior to training, post-training, and at 12-months will be examined for changes in sensitivity.

Secondary outcome measures

1. School nurse's attitudes will be measured using an adapted version of a validated attitude measure - the Depression Attitude Questionnaire
2. Measures of knowledge will be conducted using a knowledge measure based on relevant items from current evidence based guidelines

These measures will be conducted pre- and post-training and 12-months later.

Overall trial start date

01/04/2008

Overall trial end date

01/04/2010

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All school nurses employed by the recruited Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) will be eligible for the training intervention and evaluation. This includes registered school nurses, school nurse specialist practitioners (who are on part 3 of the NMC register), school nurse team leaders and special needs school nurses.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

94 school nurses in total

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not comply with the above inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/04/2008

Recruitment end date

01/04/2010

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Institute of Psychiatry
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (UK)

Sponsor details

c/o Mrs Gill Lambert
Research & Development Office P005
Room W108
De Crespigny Park
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7848 0251
G.Lambert@iop.kcl.ac.uk

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

The Health Foundation (UK) - Engaging with Quality in Primary Care (award ref.: 1206/4636)

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

13/06/2016: No publications found, verifying study status with principal investigator.