Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
Date assigned
Last edited
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information



Primary contact

Mrs Tracey Clay


Contact details

Scunthorpe General Hospital
Cliff Gardens
DN15 7BH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1724 282282

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Study information

Scientific title

A Randomised Study of Educational Intervention: an Evaluation of Ward Nurse Knowledge and Attitude toward the referral to the Podiatry Department of 'At Risk Foot' of In-Patients with Diabetes


Study hypothesis

Does education of secondary care qualified nurses (nurses on part 1 & 2 of the Nursing & Midwifery Council Register) improve their attitudes to make appropriate referrals for the in-patient with an 'at risk foot' in diabetes mellitus?

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

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Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting


Trial type


Patient information sheet

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Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine: Diabetic foot


There will be an initial pilot of 10 nurses to ensure the questionnaires are appropriate, the 10 nurses used in the pilot will not be included in the full study.
Following discussion with all relevant ward managers on site covering letters will be left in each ward area. Participants, namely qualified permanently employed nurses working in the ward environments at SGH of the NL&G Trust will be invited to participate in the research. Those who agree will complete the first questionnaire pre-education. Randomisation of those nurses who return the questionnaire will be placed into a group who receive immediate education or delayed education.
Qualified nurses will be asked to complete a pre-education questionnaire on an individual basis and return it in a post box provided on the ward. Consent to participation will be implied by the returned completed questionnaire. If there are a low number of returns the investigator will visit the wards and make a general request for them to be completed. Questionnaires and post boxes will be left wards for a period of two weeks.
Post education to the intervention group a second questionnaire will be provided and request to be completed on an individual basis and handed to the Diabetes Specialist Nurse providing the education. Once all education is complete the questionnaires will be handed to the investigator for analysis. The control group will be requested to complete the second questionnaire on an individual basis, offered delayed education and receive the presentation in booklet format. The completed form will be placed into the post boxes on the wards, there will be a two weeks collection period for this.
Discussions will occur with each ward manager or nurse in charge with at least two months notice regarding the educational sessions. This will allow for preparation of rotas to enable an adequate release of staff for the uptake of education. Any other necessary communications will be posted onto the intranet within the hospital site, emailed to all relevant departments and discussed at meetings.
The education will consist of a two-hour presentation with a practical session and handouts, (appendix 1). A Podiatrist and a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, but not the investigator will lead the educational sessions. If uptake for education is less than adequate further sessions will be arranged.

Intervention type



Not Specified

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Primary outcome measures

It will identify a knowledge deficit in one specific area of diabetes and may provide evidence to support an application for funding for a diabetes ward nurse facilitator/educator for the hospital.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

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Reason abandoned


Participant inclusion criteria

This is convenience sampling of all qualified nurses working as permanently employed within the SGH site (total n=220).

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Target number of participants


Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

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Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Scunthorpe General Hospital
DN15 7BH
United Kingdom

Sponsor information


Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2006 Update - Department of Health

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622

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Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

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Funder name

NHS R&D Support Funding (UK)

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Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

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Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

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Editorial Notes