Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
03/02/2003
Date assigned
03/02/2003
Last edited
24/05/2016
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

Mr Mark Haddad

ORCID ID

Contact details

Health Services Research Department
Institute of Psychiatry PO30
De Crespigny Park
Denmark Hill
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7848 0139
m.haddad@iop.kcl.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

G84/6075

Study information

Scientific title

An exploratory randomised trial of the effectiveness of a training intervention delivered to staff of a district nursing service in improving the knowledge and detection of common mental disorders in a mixed adult and older adult caseload

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To ascertain whether a training programme delivered to district nurses and associated health workers can produce significant and sustained improvements in their abilities to detect cases of clinically significant psychological disorder in their patients.

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

Screening

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Mental and Behavioural Disorders

Intervention

A training package comprising seven sessions will be developed based upon evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and existing teaching resources. This will be delivered utilising varied learning approaches, predominantly interactive educational workshops such as those involving small group discussion or case studies, to a randomly allocated group of staff.

In a second phase one year later, the training intervention will be delivered to the prior control group.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Changes in measures of case recognition utilising standard properties of diagnostic instruments will be compared between intervention and control groups pre- and post-intervention, and at 12 months. Included patients will complete Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (Zigmond & Snaith, 1983)
those over 65 will additionally complete the Short Geriatric Depression Scale (15) (Sheik & Yesavage, 1986). Staff will concurrently complete a five-point measure of presence and severity of mental disorder for their patients. Staff knowledge and attitudes will be measured at baseline and at three and 12 month intervals using an adapted version of the Depression Attitude Questionnaire (Botega, Blizard, Wilkinson, Mann, 1992), and multiple choice questions based upon World Health Organisation (WHO) primary care mental health literature.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

30/09/2002

Overall trial end date

29/09/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. All consenting state qualified nursing staff will be included, home care staff (levels I & II) will be randomly selected
2. Patients on their caseloads aged over 18, who provide consent, will be included

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

115 staff, 900 patients

Participant exclusion criteria

For patients, diagnoses of: severe mental illness; current substance misuse disorder; moderate or severe organic brain disorder.

Recruitment start date

30/09/2002

Recruitment end date

29/09/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Health Services Research Department
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)

Sponsor details

20 Park Crescent
London
W1B 1AL
United Kingdom
+44 20 7636 5422
clinical.trial@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk

Sponsor type

Research council

Website

http://www.mrc.ac.uk

Funders

Funder type

Research council

Funder name

Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)

Alternative name(s)

MRC

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

other non-profit

Location

United Kingdom

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

24/05/2016: No publications found, verifying study status with principal investigator