Condition category
Oral Health
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
13/05/2008
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 Nigel Pitts

ORCID ID

Contact details

University of Dundee
Dundee Dental Hospital and School
Park Place
Dundee
DD1 4HR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1382 635994
n.b.pitts@dundee.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

IMP R2-64 Pitts

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different guideline implementation strategies, using the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Guideline 42: Management of unerupted and impacted third molar teeth (published 2000) as a model.

Ethics approval

Ethical approval was obtained from The Multicentre Research Ethics Committee for Scotland (MREC) and the relevant local research ethics committees.

Study design

A pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT), 2 x 2 factorial design

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Screening

Patient information sheet

Condition

Oral health/stomatognathic diseases

Intervention

Intervention groups as follows:
1. Control (paper copy of guidelines and opportunity to attend a postgraduate course)
2. Audit and feedback
3. Patient specific prompts/restructured records
4. Computer aided learning with decision support

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The proportion of patients whose treatment complied with the guideline.

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/01/1999

Overall trial end date

31/12/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Randomly selected from the Scottish Dental Practice Board list and invited to participate in the trial by mail
2. Written informed consent

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

60 practices collecting information on 240 patients

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not comply with above inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/01/1999

Recruitment end date

31/12/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

University of Dundee
Dundee
DD1 4HR
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHS R&D 'Time-Limited' National Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Evaluation of Methods to Promote the Implementation of Research Findings (National Programme) (UK) (ref: IMP R2-64 Pitts)

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

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15592551

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Bahrami M, Deery C, Clarkson JE, Pitts NB, Johnston M, Ricketts I, MacLennan G, Nugent ZJ, Tilley C, Bonetti D, Ramsay C, Effectiveness of strategies to disseminate and implement clinical guidelines for the management of impacted and unerupted third molars in primary dental care, a cluster randomised controlled trial., Br Dent J, 2004, 197, 11, 691-6; discussion 688, doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4811858.

Additional files

Editorial Notes