Condition category
Respiratory
Date applied
25/04/2006
Date assigned
06/06/2006
Last edited
08/02/2012
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

Prof Helen Smith

ORCID ID

Contact details

Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Mayfield House
University of Brighton
Falmer
Brighton
BN1 9PH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1273 644563
h.e.smith@bsms.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

06/039/SMI

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

SPT

Study hypothesis

Does allergy assessment and appropriate advice in general practice enhance the care of patients with asthma and rhinitis and is it cost effective compared with routine medical care?

Ethics approval

Ethics approval received from the Multicentre Research Ethics Committee on the 26th May 2003 (ref: MREC/02/10/13).

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

GP practices

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Asthma and rhinitis

Intervention

Allergy intervention - structured allergy history and skin prick testing and appropriate advice on allergy avoidance versus routine medical care

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Symptom scores (validated scale for asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis)
2. Health-related quality of life (using child or adult specific instruments)

Secondary outcome measures

1. Patients' subjective assessment of symptomatic improvement
2. Change in patient management (introduction or withdrawal of allergen avoidance)

Overall trial start date

01/05/2006

Overall trial end date

01/05/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients with a working diagnosis of asthma and/or rhinoconjunctivitis

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

528 patients

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Less than 5 years or greater than 50 years
2. Terminal illness
3. Confusional state
4. History of anaphylaxis
5. Tested in the preceding two years

Recruitment start date

01/05/2006

Recruitment end date

01/05/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton
BN1 9PH
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

Sponsor details

Royal Sussex County Hospital
Eastern Road
Brighton
BN2 5BE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1273 696955
scott.harfield@bsuh.nhs.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Industry

Funder name

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (UK) - originally held by from Southampton University

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Alk-Abello Ltd (UK) (ref: D105 R107)

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

1. 2009 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19135237

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Smith HE, Hogger C, Lallemant C, Crook D, Frew AJ, Is structured allergy history sufficient when assessing patients with asthma and rhinitis in general practice?, J. Allergy Clin. Immunol., 2009, 123, 3, 646-650, doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2008.11.005.

Additional files

Editorial Notes