Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
18/07/2002
Date assigned
18/07/2002
Last edited
04/10/2007
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 Andrew Hassell

ORCID ID

Contact details

Staffordshire Rheumatology Centre
Haywood Hospital
High Lane
Burslem
Stoke-on-Trent
ST6 7AG
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1782 556308
andyhassell@doctors.org.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

H0628

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

In order to optimise the treatment of people with arthritis and related conditions it is important that all doctors have the necessary skills to examine and assess joints. In the past teaching of these skills has not been a priority in medical schools and there is a need for it to be improved, despite financial and staffing restrictions. Rheumatology nurse specialists are increasingly involved in the assessment and treatment of patients and there is a similar need for effective but efficient training in this group. The aim of our study is to test whether a multimedia computer package is of value in helping medical students, GP trainees and nurse specialists in learning to assess the shoulder and knee joints. Our findings will also be a guide to whether it is worth developing similar computer based packages in the future.

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

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Arthritis

Intervention

CDROM versus video (undergraduate medical students).

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

30/09/2001

Overall trial end date

29/06/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Undergraduate medical students.

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

30/09/2001

Recruitment end date

29/06/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Staffordshire Rheumatology Centre
Stoke-on-Trent
ST6 7AG
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC) (UK)

Sponsor details

Copeman House
St Mary's Court
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
United Kingdom
-
info@arc.org.uk

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

http://www.arc.org.uk

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Arthritis Research Campaign (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/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=16208642

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Vivekananda-Schmidt P, Lewis M, Hassell AB, , Cluster randomized controlled trial of the impact of a computer-assisted learning package on the learning of musculoskeletal examination skills by undergraduate medical students., Arthritis Rheum., 2005, 53, 5, 764-771, doi: 10.1002/art.21438.

Additional files

Editorial Notes