Condition category
Respiratory
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
10/04/2012
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 James Friend

ORCID ID

Contact details

Chest Clinic
City Hospital
University of Aberdeen
Urquhart Road
Aberdeen
AB24 5AU
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

AM1/08/007

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Respiratory liaison nurses are being increasingly used in hospital management of asthma patients, but there has been little evaluation of discharge planning by controlled randomised studies. This controlled study will be carried out in all medical ward (respiratory and non respiratory) in a major teaching hospital, to assess whether a protocol for discharge planning enacted by a trained respiratory nurse can improve clinical management, patient outcomes and GP-hospital exchange of information.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration.

Study design

Controlled study

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

Respiratory tract diseases: Asthma

Intervention

1. Provision of discharge planning by respiratory liaison nurse
2. Standard care

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Assessment at 1 month and 12 months after discharge of symptom free days, quality of life, re-admission and emergency attendances, attitudes and beliefs about asthma, self care and satisfaction with hospital care.
There will also be a telephone follow up assessing morbidity at 6 months. GP satisfaction with the information provided through discharge planning and its use in GP follow up is also assessed. Clinical outcomes, morbidity and patient resource use are used to estimate the cost effectiveness of discharge planning.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration.

Overall trial start date

01/03/1998

Overall trial end date

30/06/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

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

01/03/1998

Recruitment end date

30/06/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Chest Clinic
Aberdeen
AB24 5AU
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHS R&D 'Time-Limited' National Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Asthma National Research and Development Programme (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

1. 2002 results in www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12324673

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Osman LM, Calder C, Godden DJ, Friend JA, McKenzie L, Legge JS, Douglas JG, A randomised trial of self-management planning for adult patients admitted to hospital with acute asthma., Thorax, 2002, 57, 10, 869-874.

Additional files

Editorial Notes