Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
23/01/2007
Date assigned
04/05/2007
Last edited
04/05/2007
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 Grant Blashki

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of General Practice
The University of Melbourne
200 Berkeley Street
Carlton
3053
Australia
+61 (0)4 0766 2771
gblashki@unimelb.edu.au

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

SIM

Study hypothesis

The objectives of this study are to examine whether General Practitioners (GPs) who have completed the Suicide In Men (SIM) training package in assessing and managing suicide risk in men, demonstrate:
1. An increased understanding of the science, epidemiology, interventions and statistics related to male suicide
2. A raised awareness of the scale of the problem and the barriers to managing it
3. Increased competency to improve suicide assessment and management of at-risk patients

Ethics approval

Ethics approval is currently in progress at the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee

Study design

This study is a randomised controlled trial of the SIM training package, with GPs randomised to training and wait-listed (control) groups.

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

GP practices

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Condition

Depression and suicide risk in male general practice patients

Intervention

The SIM education package includes:
1. A training workshop
2. Completion of a ten minute survey before and after training
3. Undertake two 30 minute simulated patient consultations at their practice during the study

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

GPs improvement in:
1. Knowledge
2. Attitude/awareness of suicide management
3. Competence in the assessment and management of male suicide risk

Secondary outcome measures

Comparison of pre-training GP knowledge and attitudes with performance in simulated consultations will be undertaken

Overall trial start date

31/01/2007

Overall trial end date

31/12/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

GPs registered in the state of Victoria, Australia. This study does not involve patients.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

56 GPs in total, 28 in each arm of the study

Participant exclusion criteria

None specified

Recruitment start date

31/01/2007

Recruitment end date

31/12/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Australia

Trial participating centre

Department of General Practice
Carlton
3053
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

The beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence in Depression and Related Disorders (Australia)

Sponsor details

PO Box 6100
West Hawthorn
3122
Australia
+61 (0)3 9810 6100
bb@beyondblue.org.au

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=6.841

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

The beyondblue Victorian Centre of Excellence in Depression and Related Disorders (Australia)

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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes