Condition category
Surgery
Date applied
09/05/2005
Date assigned
10/05/2005
Last edited
17/11/2010
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 Peter Brocklehurst

ORCID ID

Contact details

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
University of Oxford
Old Road Campus
Headington
Oxford
OX3 7LF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1865 226 966
peter.brocklehurst@perinat.ox.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

CAST

Study hypothesis

Effect of hand-signed versus scanned signatures on a covering letter on response rates to postal surveys.

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

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Caesarean section surgical techniques

Intervention

Hand-signed versus scanned signatures on a covering letter asking for the return of a questionnaire enquiring about currently used caesarean section techniques

Intervention type

Procedure/Surgery

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Response rate

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/02/1999

Overall trial end date

31/10/1999

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All practicing members of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Female

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/02/1999

Recruitment end date

31/10/1999

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
Oxford
OX3 7LF
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Sponsor not defined - Record supplied by the University of Oxford (UK)

Sponsor details

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
University of Oxford
Old Road Campus
Headington
Oxford
OX3 7LF
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Not defined

Website

https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Part of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) grant, funded by the Department of Health

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

2005 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16091137

Publication citations

  1. Results

    McKenzie-McHarg K, Tully L, Gates S, Ayers S, Brocklehurst P, Effect on survey response rate of hand written versus printed signature on a covering letter: randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN67566265]., BMC Health Serv Res, 2005, 5, 52, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-5-52.

Additional files

Editorial Notes