Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
30/09/2005
Date assigned
30/09/2005
Last edited
15/07/2010
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

Prof Clive Holmes

ORCID ID

Contact details

Memory Assessment and Research Centre
Moorgreen Hospital
West End Road
Southampton
SO30 3JB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)23 8047 5216
c.holmes@soton.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0230152978

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Is the introduction of Locality Link Nurses (LLNs) a conducive way of supporting patients post discharge?

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

Mental and Behavioural Disorders: Psychiatric disorder

Intervention

Following consent procedures obtained in the week prior to discharge from the in-patient ward (Minstead Ward, Western Hospital) baseline measurements, including demographics and ICD-10 diagnoses, of all patients will be documented. In addition, patients will be assessed using the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly, the Mini Mental State Examination and Geriatric Depression Scale. 140 admissions will then be randomised to receive normal follow up arrangements alone or early follow up with the Locality Link (LLN) nurse in addition to normal follow up arrangements. All patients will be reassessed in the community using the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly, the Mini Mental State Examination and Geriatric Depression Scale at 6 weeks post discharge. Re-admission rates to the ward will be monitored for all patients in one year post discharge.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. To determine whether early post discharge nursing intervention reduces need as assessed by the Camberwell assessment of need for the elderly
2. To identify what factors pre and post discharge (demographic, psychiatric morbidity and patient needs) are associated with early readmission
3. To identify whether early post discharge nursing intervention reduces early psychiatric readmission rates

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

26/11/2004

Overall trial end date

25/11/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

140 consenting subjects from Minstead Ward, Western Hospital.
Inclusion Criteria. All consenting patients with an ICD 10 diagnosis for functional psychiatric illness admitted to the functional psychiatric ward at the Western Hospital (Minstead Ward).

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

140

Participant exclusion criteria

Patients fulfilling ICD 10 diagnoses for dementia.

Recruitment start date

26/11/2004

Recruitment end date

25/11/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Memory Assessment and Research Centre
Southampton
SO30 3JB
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

West Hampshire Consortium (UK) NHS R&D Funding

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

2006 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17066881

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Ashton PA, Woolhouse S, Clark S, Hopkins V, Wilkinson D, Holmes C, The effect of link nurses on hospital readmission rates., Nurs Times, 102, 42, 34-35.

Additional files

Editorial Notes