Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
22/02/2008
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

Dr David Gunnell

ORCID ID

Contact details

University of Bristol
Department of Social Medicine
Canynge Hall
Whiteladies Road
Bristol
BS8 2PR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)117 9287253
D.J.Gunnell@Bris.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

C/HP/07/11.95/Gunnell

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

DASH

Study hypothesis

To what extent can a general practitioner (GP) based intervention affect the rate of repetition of deliberate self harm?

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

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Depression, anxiety, neuroses

Intervention

1. GP intervention
2. Standard care

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Deliberate self-harm repetition rates
2. Cost effectiveness of the intervention
3. Production of GP management guidelines for DSH

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/10/1996

Overall trial end date

30/09/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Patients attending accident and emergency (A&E) departments in Bristol and Bath after an episode of deliberate self harm (DSH), registered with general practitioners in Avon.

1932 - patients were studied in total.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

1932

Participant exclusion criteria

Cases of alcohol taken alone and illicit drug overdose, except where the casualty officer felt that the purpose of the act was self-harm or suicide.

Recruitment start date

01/10/1996

Recruitment end date

30/09/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

University of Bristol
Bristol
BS8 2PR
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

NHS R&D Regional Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
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.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Executive South West (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

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12028981

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Bennewith O, Stocks N, Gunnell D, Peters TJ, Evans MO, Sharp DJ, General practice based intervention to prevent repeat episodes of deliberate self harm: cluster randomised controlled trial., BMJ, 2002, 324, 7348, 1254-1257.

Additional files

Editorial Notes