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A randomised controlled trial of automated electronic feedback to reduce the cardiovascular risk of individuals in general practice - the e-Nudge trial
ISRCTN ISRCTN64828380
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN64828380
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Public title A randomised controlled trial of automated electronic feedback to reduce the cardiovascular risk of individuals in general practice - the e-Nudge trial
Scientific title
Acronym N/A
Serial number at source N/A
Study hypothesis Primary research question: can an automated system of electronic feedback (e-Nudge) reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients in general practice, compared to usual care?
Lay summary
Ethics approval Approved by the Warwickshire Local Research Ethics Committee, on 06/09/2005, reference number: 05/Q2803/85
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment United Kingdom
Disease/condition/study domain Cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Participants - inclusion criteria General practices in Warwickshire and Coventry using appropriate clinical software
Participants - exclusion criteria Practices at which the principal investigator undertakes clinical practice
Anticipated start date 01/03/2006
Anticipated end date 28/02/2009
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants Up to 26 practices
Interventions A system of automatically generated alerts and electronic reminders versus usual care
Primary outcome measure(s) Cardiovascular event rates
Secondary outcome measure(s) Proportion of individuals at high cardiovascular risk
Sources of funding Department of Health PhD Studentship from Warwick Medical School
Trial website
Publications http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=16646967&query_hl=1&itool=pubmed_DocSum
Contact name Prof  Margaret  Thorogood
  Address Warwick Medical School
Gibbet Hill Road
  City/town Coventry
  Zip/Postcode CV4 7AL
  Country United Kingdom
  Tel +44 (0)2476 574509
  Fax +44 (0)2476 574879
  Email margaret.thorogood@warwick.ac.uk
Sponsor University of Warwick (UK)
  Address Gibbet Hill Road
  City/town Coventry
  Zip/Postcode CV4 7AL
  Country United Kingdom
Date applied 06/02/2006
Last edited 10/05/2006
Date ISRCTN assigned 15/03/2006
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