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A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of critical appraisal skill workshops for health service decision makers in the South and West region
ISRCTN ISRCTN46272378
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN46272378
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EudraCT number
Public title A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of critical appraisal skill workshops for health service decision makers in the South and West region
Scientific title
Acronym N/A
Serial number at source Imp 12-9 Taylor
Study hypothesis Not provided at time of registration
Lay summary
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment United Kingdom
Disease/condition/study domain Health service decision makers
Participants - inclusion criteria Health service decision makers public health doctors, general practitioners, and managers in Health Commissions and general practices.
Participants - exclusion criteria Not provided at time of registration
Anticipated start date 01/01/2003
Anticipated end date 01/01/2004
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 145
Interventions Participants were randomised to attend a workshop immediately (intervention group) or after a delay of 6 months (control group). Baseline measures were documented at entry to the trial. Outcomes were assessed after about 6 months by face-to-face interviews, 6 months after the intervention group have attended a workshop and just before the control group attend a workshop. The timetable for data collection and workshops will be 'blocked' to cover 3 geographic areas.
Primary outcome measure(s) Not provided at time of registration
Secondary outcome measure(s) Not provided at time of registration
Sources of funding NHS Evaluation of Methods to Promote the Implementation of Research Findings (National Programme) (UK)
Trial website
Publications Results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15585061
Contact name Dr  Rod  Taylor
  Address Dept of Public Health & Epidemiology
University of Birmingham
  City/town Birmingham
  Zip/Postcode B15 2TT
  Country United Kingdom
  Email r.s.taylor@bham.ac.uk
Sponsor Record Provided by the NHS R&D 'Time-Limited' National Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)
  Address The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
  City/town London
  Zip/Postcode SW1A 2NL
  Country United Kingdom
  Tel +44 (0)20 7307 2622
  Fax +44 (0)20 7307 2623
  Email dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk
  Sponsor website: http://www.doh.gov.uk
Date applied 23/01/2004
Last edited 29/08/2007
Date ISRCTN assigned 23/01/2004
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