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REFORM - Falls in the elderly
UK - HTA funded (£1.44mn)
Recruitment : mail out to 70 yrs + from podiatry clinic lists
If 2 + falls then included – f/u at 3/12, information that ‘they may be offered a treatment in the future – if they were would they accept it, if yes then in the cohort
Trial 1: Random selection to podiatry insoles and exercise vs no random selection
o about intervention prior to random selection – yes
o that their treatment will be selected at random - no
CASPAR (operationalised as a comprehensive cohort design at the moment – not cmRCT)
Collaborative care and active surveillance for screen-positive elders with sub-clinical depression: a pilot study and definitive and randomised evaluation.
Mitchell N, Hewitt C, Adamson J, Parrott S, Torgerson D, Ekers D, Holmes J, Lester H, McMillan D, Richards D, Spilsbury K, Godfrey C, Gilbody S. A randomised evaluation of CollAborative care and active surveillance for Screen-Positive EldeRs with sub-threshold depression (CASPER): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2011 Oct 11;12:225. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-12-225.
UK funded http://www.hta.ac.uk/project/2143.asp
GP mail out age 65+ PHQ 9 – 3 groups – depression, at risk of depression, no risk of dep
At risk group asked if they want to participate in a trial – full information given up front.... about a preventative tx – hence it’s really a comprehensive cohort design
BIBS - Barnsley Irritable Bowel Syndrome vs Supportive Listening vs usual care alone
UK - Funded by Barnsley Small Grants Fund, Friends of Barnsley Hospital, Homeopathy Research Institute
PI: Kapil Kapur
Leeds East NHS Ethics approval obtained– who required full information to be provided to all participants L
· Recruitment: target 200; 100 identified - patients with IBS through GP mail out, recruitment on hold currently
Trials planned: 1 = HIBS – Homeopathy vs Supportive Listening vs TAU for IBS
UK - Funded by DH Career Scientist Award (H. MacPherson) "Vivienne Dascanio" <firstname.lastname@example.org> PhD student
NHS Ethics approval obtained– who required a 2 stage recruitment process – 1) cohort and then 2) trial
Recruitment: target 100; x identified - patients with back pain through GP mail out – included if they have reported back pain in last 5 years
Trials planned: ?
Info given about a range of txs (manual therapy/ or acupuncture – tick box) and patients asked for their preference – those who express pref are then randomised to either pref tx or usual care
Dascanio VC, Birks Y, Torgerson D. A pilot factorial randomised cohort trial of manual therapy or acupuncture for low back pain. Trials. 2011; 12(Suppl 1): A150. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3287727/