Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
22/04/2008
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 Stefan Priebe

ORCID ID

Contact details

St Bartholomew's & Royal London School of Medicine
Unit for Social & Community Psychiatry
East Ham Memorial Hospital
Shrewsbury Road
London
E7 8QR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8586 5272
S.Priebe@qmw.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0146078743

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Is day hospital care more effective than inpatient care for acute psychiatric patients?

Ethics approval

The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the East London Health Authority.

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

Non-organic psychiatric disorder

Intervention

Patients were randomised to:
1. Day hospital treatment
2. Conventional wards

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Client Service Receipt Inventory (CSRI)
2. Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS)
3. Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HONOS)
4. Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life (MANSA)
5. Aitkin scale
6. Client's Assessment of Treatment Scale (CAT)

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/08/2000

Overall trial end date

16/08/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Aged between 18 to 65 years
2. Non-organic psychiatric disorder other than all forms of addiction
3. Need of acute and intensive psychiatric treatment in hospital or day hospital
4. No absolute indication for in-patient treatment (treatment under the Mental Health Act, severe risk to themselves or others requiring supervision on a ward)
5. Not homeless or without social support

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

240

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Compulsory admission
2. Homelessness
3. Organic brain disorder
4. A primary diagnosis of an addictive disorder
5. Inability to give informed consent

Recruitment start date

01/08/2000

Recruitment end date

16/08/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

St Bartholomew's & Royal London School of Medicine
London
E7 8QR
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

East London and The City Mental Health NHS Trust (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

Results for RCT: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16507966

Publication citations

  1. Results for RCT

    Priebe S, Jones G, McCabe R, Briscoe J, Wright D, Sleed M, Beecham J, Effectiveness and costs of acute day hospital treatment compared with conventional in-patient care: randomised controlled trial., Br J Psychiatry, 2006, 188, 243-249, doi: 10.1192/bjp.188.3.243.

Additional files

Editorial Notes