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Evaluating the Impact of GP and Practice Nurse Training in Self Regulations Skills on Patient Outcomes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aberdeen Identifier:
First received: June 26, 2007
Last updated: January 20, 2016
Last verified: November 2015
This study will address the key question of developing shared understanding and negotiating mutually acceptable outcomes between people with asthma and healthcare professionals by applying theoretical knowledge of self regulation and communication skills learning and practice to asthma consultations. This study will facilitate integration of best practice into normal care using the BTS/SIGN asthma guidelines as the basis for structured care. This intervention has been show to be effective in the US. We aim to show that it can be effective in the UK setting in a cluster randomised control trial. We aim to modify and evaluate the intervention in such a way that it can be easily offered across UK primary care settings, with the possibility of significant benefits for patients. The intervention is based on the principle of empowering patients to manage their condition themselves, is consistent with the aims of Asthma UK, and, for this reason, we believe that Asthma UK may wish to be associated with this project.

Condition Intervention
Asthma Behavioral: modification of an interactive seminar

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effects of Patient-centred Asthma Education for GPs and Practice Nurses:Evaluating the Impact of Training in Self Regulation Skills on Patient Outcomes:a Randomised Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by University of Aberdeen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Juniper Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (Mini AQLQ) (2) and the Medical Interview Satisfaction Scale (MISS-21). [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The Patients' Perception of their Involvement Questionnaire (PPIQ) (4) and the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) (5). [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 360
Study Start Date: October 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:


  • Registered with SPPIRe
  • List size > 5000
  • An asthma register
  • Electronic records
  • At least 1 GP and 1 Practice nurse commit to training
  • Commitment to ensuring questionnaire data is collected from 40 patients with poorly controlled asthma seen by either the GP or nurse


  • Must be registered with recruited practices
  • Asthma diagnosis in excess of 12 months receiving regular preventative asthma therapy
  • Using in excess of twelve beta2 agonists during a twelve month period and/or experiencing an acute exacerbation of asthma requiring oral steroids in the last 12 months

Exclusion Criteria:


  • Not registered with SPIRRe
  • Not reaching the inclusion criteria
  • Not wishing to take part.


  • If they have well controlled asthma and do not experience any poor control.
  • Patients with physician-diagnosed predominantly irreversible airways disease.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00493090

United Kingdom
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB25 2AY
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aberdeen
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Cleland University of Aberdeen
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Responsible Party: University of Aberdeen Identifier: NCT00493090     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05/015
Study First Received: June 26, 2007
Last Updated: January 20, 2016

Keywords provided by University of Aberdeen:
patient partnership
patient satisfaction
professional training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017