Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
23/02/2011
Date assigned
23/02/2011
Last edited
06/02/2014
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 Alan Simpson

ORCID ID

Contact details

School Community & Health Sciences
Philpot Street
London
E1 2EA
United Kingdom
a.simpson@city.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

8516

Study information

Scientific title

A pilot randomised controlled trial to measure the effectiveness of peer support in increasing hope and quality of life in psychiatric patients discharged from hospital

Acronym

Peer Support Project

Study hypothesis

A pilot randomised controlled trial to compare effectiveness and cost effectiveness of peer support provided by Peer Support Workers (PSW) alongside usual aftercare to patients discharged from psychiatric units, with patients receiving usual aftercare alone.

Ethics approval

East London & The City REC Alpha on 26/03/2011 (REC Ref: 10/H0704/9)

Study design

Randomised interventional treatment

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Topic: Mental Health Research Network; Subtopic: All Diagnoses; Disease: Not Applicable

Intervention

Peer Support, Peer Support Workers (PSW) will provide peer support for six weeks to patients discharged from four psychiatric wards over a seven month period. Peer support will be in addition to usual aftercare, described in the control condition. Initial contact will be made while the user is an inpatient. Follow up length: 3 months, study entry : single randomisation only

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS); Timepoints: One month (T1) and three months (T2) after discharge

Secondary outcome measures

1. EuroQol, Timepoints: One month (T1) and three-months (T2) post-discharge
2. UCLA Loneliness Scale (V3) Timepoints: One month (T1) and three-months (T2) post-discharge

Overall trial start date

01/10/2010

Overall trial end date

31/05/2011

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Gender: Male & Female, age between 18 and 65 years
2. Diagnosed mental illness, approaching discharge/extended leave

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Planned Sample Size: 143; UK Sample Size: 143

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Considered a risk to others, alcohol or drug dependent/problematic substance user or primary diagnosis of substance use
2. Serious personality disorder
3. Pregnant or caring for children

Recruitment start date

01/10/2010

Recruitment end date

31/05/2011

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

School Community & Health Sciences, Philpot Street
London
E1 2EA
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

East London NHS Foundation Trust (UK)

Sponsor details

Newham Academic Centre for Mental Health
London
Greater London
E13 8SP
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) (UK) (Ref: Grant Codes: PB-PG-0408-16151)

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

2014 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24495599

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Simpson A, Flood C, Rowe J, Quigley J, Henry S, Hall C, Evans R, Sherman P, Bowers L, Results of a pilot randomised controlled trial to measure the clinical and cost effectiveness of peer support in increasing hope and quality of life in mental health patients discharged from hospital in the UK., BMC Psychiatry, 2014, 14, 30, doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-30.

Additional files

Editorial Notes