Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
18/06/2010
Date assigned
18/06/2010
Last edited
12/10/2016
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 Pam Enderby

ORCID ID

Contact details

School of Health & Related Research (ScHARR)
Regents Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
United Kingdom
+44 114 222 2967
S.Nancarrow@sheffield.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

5850

Study information

Scientific title

Enhancing the effectiveness of interprofessional team working: a multicentre non-randomised interventional process of care trial

Acronym

EEICC

Study hypothesis

Working together in teams is suggested to be the most effective way of caring for older people in the community. However, there is little information on the best way of organising these teams, or how team working impacts on the health, quality or costs of this care.

We propose to identify the key features of good team working by undertaking further analysis of data collected in a previous study funded by the SDO, and by reviewing the literature published on this topic. The findings will be used to develop an Interprofessional Management Tool (IMT). The IMT will be used by teams to assess their strengths and weaknesses around team working in order to improve their service. We will involve staff and services in the development of the IMT to ensure that it is user-friendly and meets their needs. Central to this project is our desire to demonstrate effective and practical ways of helping teams introduce changes to their ways of working. We will do this by incorporating knowledge from other studies that have looked at the best ways of introducing change to working practices.

We will test the effectiveness of the IMT by working closely with 10 community-based teams who will implement the IMT. We will monitor the approach to team working in these teams over 15 months and assess changes in health outcomes of patients, staff satisfaction, and costs.

Ethics approval

Salford and Trafford MREC approved on the 11/09/2008, ref: 08/H1004/124

Study design

Multicentre non-randomised interventional process of care trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Non randomised study

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

http://www.octagonsheffield.com/scharr/sections/hsr/rrg/eeicc/home.html

Condition

Topic: Generic Health Relevance and Cross Cutting Themes, Primary Care Research Network for England; Subtopic: Not Assigned, Generic Health Relevance (all Subtopics); Disease: All Diseases, Age and ageing

Intervention

The intervention involves the implementation of an interprofessional teamworking approach with the participating teams, using an action research approach. Each team participates in an initial 'Search Evaluation Conference' followed by 3 action learning events, and a final dissemination event.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Change in EQ-ED, measured at admission and discharge, or within 3 months of admission (whichever is sooner)
2. Change in patient Therapy Outcome Measure (Activity domain), measured at admission and discharge, or within 3 months of admission (whichever is sooner)

Secondary outcome measures

Service outcomes:
1. Costs: calculated for each service at the end of the study period

Staff outcomes:
2. Workforce Dynamics Questionnaire (staff satisfaction, intention to leave, professional autonomy), measured at month 3 (prior to the intervention) and month 9 (following the
completion of the intervention)

Overall trial start date

01/12/2008

Overall trial end date

01/08/2010

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All people admitted to the participating intermediate care teams during the recruitment period (12 months)

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Planned sample size: 1200

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/12/2008

Recruitment end date

01/08/2010

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

School of Health & Related Research (ScHARR)
Sheffield
S1 4DA
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Sheffield (UK)

Sponsor details

Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2JF
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (UK) - Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO)

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

12/10/2016: No publications found in PubMed, verifying study status with principal investigator.