Condition category
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
21/07/2009
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 Malcolm HA Rustin

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Dermatology
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
Pond Street
Hampstead
London
NW3 2QG
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0256119282

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Does laser depilation affect the self-esteem and emotional well-being of Afro-Caribbean women with unwanted facial hair due to polycystic ovary syndrome? Does laser depilation affect the psychosocial behaviour of these patients?

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

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases: Hirsutism

Intervention

Randomised controlled and partially blinded study.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Improvement in quality of life, mood and self esteem is expected after a reduction in facial hair by laser treatment.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

20/12/2002

Overall trial end date

30/10/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

40 Patients and 40 controls.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Female

Target number of participants

80

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

20/12/2002

Recruitment end date

30/10/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Dermatology
London
NW3 2QG
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust (UK)

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/15888157

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Clayton WJ, Lipton M, Elford J, Rustin M, Sherr L, A randomized controlled trial of laser treatment among hirsute women with polycystic ovary syndrome., Br. J. Dermatol., 2005, 152, 5, 986-992, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2005.06426.x.

Additional files

Editorial Notes