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Effect of Brief-tele Support on Attendance at Physiotherapy Sessions

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02563600
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 30, 2015
Last Update Posted : April 25, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof Phil Reed, Swansea University

Brief Summary:

Patients on the waiting list for physiotherapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction will be randomly divided into three groups:

  • a group that gets a telephone call before their invitation letter is sent.
  • a group that gets a telephone call after their invitation letter is sent.
  • a group that does not receive a telephone call.

The phone call is a brief 5-10 minute call, which will be semi-structured. It will remind the patient of their appointment time, it will outline what the treatment involves and highlight the potential benefits and drawbacks, and allow the patient to ask questions about the treatment.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions Behavioral: Pre-letter telephone call. Behavioral: Post-letter telephone call Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Aims:

The research aims to assess the impact of a brief telephone call to patients with pelvic floor problems who are on a waiting list for physiotherapy treatment. Non-attendance at sessions currently runs at about 50%, and steps to reduce this would be beneficial to patient health and NHS efficiency.

Participants and Recruitment:

Consecutive patients who have been referred for physiotherapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction will be asked if they would like to participate in the study. The initial approach will be made through a letter, which will give information about the study, and will make clear that their treatment will not depend on their participation in the study.

Patients on the waiting list for physiotherapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction will be randomly divided into three groups:

  • a group that gets a telephone call before their invitation letter is sent
  • a group that gets a telephone call after their invitation letter is sent
  • a group that does not receive a telephone call.

The phone call is a brief 5-10 minute call, which will be semi-structured. It will remind the patient of their appointment time, it will outline what the treatment involves and highlight the potential benefits and drawbacks, and allow the patient to ask questions about the treatment.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effect of Brief-tele Support on Attendance at Physiotherapy Sessions for Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions
Study Start Date : September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pre-letter telephone call
A brief 10 min telephone call to patients on waiting list prior to receipt of appointment invitation letter.
Behavioral: Pre-letter telephone call.
A brief 2-10 min telephone call made to the patient prior to receipt of appointment invitation letter.

Experimental: Post-letter telephone call
A brief 10 min telephone call to patients on waiting list prior to receipt of appointment invitation letter.
Behavioral: Post-letter telephone call
A brief 2-10 min telephone call made to the patient after receipt of appointment invitation letter.

No Intervention: No telephone call
No telephone call made to patient.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of patients who attended their first schedules physiotherapy session [ Time Frame: At first scheduled physiotherapy session which will be two to four weeks following the invitation letter ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women on waiting list for pelvic floor dysfunction
  • over 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02563600


Contacts
Contact: Lisa A Osborne, Ph.D. 01792 285229 lisa.osborne@nhs.wales.uk

Locations
United Kingdom
Singleton Hospital Recruiting
Swansea, United Kingdom, SA2 8PP
Contact: Lisa A Osborne, Ph.D.    0044 (0)1792 285229    lisa.osborne@nhs.wales.uk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Swansea University
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof Phil Reed, Professor Phil Reed, Swansea University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02563600     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SwanseaU
First Posted: September 30, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017