Condition category
Circulatory System
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
11/06/2014
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

Dr Ahmet Fuat

ORCID ID

Contact details

35 Abbey Road
Darlington
DL3 7RD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1325 354872

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

RRCC706F R340150

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

1. To determine the regional and national availability of open access echocardiography and other specialist diagnostic services for suspected heart failure presenting to primary care
2. To gain an insight into the thinking, currents practices and decision making of GPs on the diagnosis and management of heart failure in primary care
3. To determine GPs', general physicians', geriatricians' and cardiologists' views on the perceived barriers to the diagnosis and management of suspected heart failure in primary care
4. To develop and evaluate the ideal intervention for diagnosis and management of suspected heart failure in primary care

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

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

Condition

Cardiovascular diseases: Heart disease

Intervention

Not provided at time of registration

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Survey of diagnostic facilities.
2. Qualitative data on current practice, decision making and perceived barriers to diagnosis and management of suspected heart failure
3. An integrated care scheme for patients with suspected heart failure (outcomes to be measured will include diagnostic rates, appropriate treatment, quality of life, quality of symptom control, rates of hospital referral, rates of hospitalisation and economic costs)
4. An 'academic detailing' programme for training GPs to manage heart failure

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

10/01/1999

Overall trial end date

10/01/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

GPs, general physicians, geriatricians and cardiologists in County Durham and Teesside.
Patients presenting to primary care with suspected heart failure.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

10/01/1999

Recruitment end date

10/01/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

35 Abbey Road
Darlington
DL3 7RD
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 Northern and Yorkshire (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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes