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The effect of executive walkrounds on nurse safety climate attitudes
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN85147255
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title The effect of executive walkrounds on nurse safety climate attitudes
Scientific title
Acronym N/A
Serial number at source N/A
Study hypothesis Executive walkrounds would improve the safety climate of providers
Lay summary Not provided at time of registration
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment United States of America
Disease/condition/study domain Patient safety and medical errors
Participants - inclusion criteria All clinical areas in Memorial Hermann Hospital. The unit of randomization was clinical areas. There were 23 units - 12 control, 11 executive walkrounds.
Participants - exclusion criteria The emergency dept was excluded.
Anticipated start date 01/10/2003
Anticipated end date 31/03/2004
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants All clinical areas in one hospital - 23 units.
Interventions Executive walkrounds versus no executive walkrounds
Primary outcome measure(s) Safety climate measured using the Safety Climate Survey
Secondary outcome measure(s) Not provided at time of registration
Sources of funding Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (USA)
Trial website
Publications Results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=15823204

Correction in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15949037
Contact name Dr  Eric  Thomas
  Address 6431 Fannin MSB 1.122
  City/town Houston
  Zip/Postcode 77030
  Country United States of America
  Tel +1 713 500 6702
  Fax +1 713 500 6722
  Email eric.thomas@uth.tmc.edu
Sponsor Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (USA)
  Address Route 1 and College Road East
  City/town Princeton
  Zip/Postcode 08543-2316
  Country United States of America
  Tel +1 609 452 8701
  Email rwj@rwj.org
  Sponsor website: www.rwjf.org
Date applied 01/06/2005
Last edited 18/08/2011
Date ISRCTN assigned 03/06/2005
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