Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
30/07/2002
Date assigned
30/07/2002
Last edited
27/03/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively 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

Ms Jackie Hill

ORCID ID

Contact details

CPU (Rheumatism Research)
University of Leeds
Chapel Allerton Hospital
Harehills Lane
Leeds
LS7 4SA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)113 262 3404
j.hill@leeds.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

H0576

Study information

Scientific title

A comparison of patient outcome from a rheumatology nurse practitioner clinic compared to standard outpatient care: a randomised controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Added 27/03/2009:
To assess whether OA patients attending a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) clinic gain 'additional benefit' compared with those attending a traditional junior hospital doctor (JHD) clinic.

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

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

Intervention

Patients were seen by either the physician or the nurse who managed their care for a 12 month period so they received either medical or nursing care.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Added 27/03/2009:
1. Non-inferiority of the CNS with respect to clinical outcomes:
1.1. Pain
1.2. Morning stiffness
1.3. Self-efficacy
1.4. Physical function
1.5. Psychological status
2. Superiority of the CNS in terms of patient knowledge and satisfaction

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/01/2004

Overall trial end date

31/12/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Any patient over 18 years of age with a positive diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Added May 2008: 100

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not comply with inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/01/2004

Recruitment end date

31/12/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

CPU (Rheumatism Research)
Leeds
LS7 4SA
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC) (UK)

Sponsor details

Copeman House
St Mary's Court
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
United Kingdom
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info@arc.org.uk

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

http://www.arc.org.uk

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC) (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

2009 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19321512

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Hill J, Lewis M, Bird H, Do OA patients gain additional benefit from care from a clinical nurse specialist?--a randomized clinical trial., Rheumatology (Oxford), 2009, 48, 6, 658-664, doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kep049.

Additional files

Editorial Notes