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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12614000053628
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
30/12/2013
Date registered
20/01/2014
Date last updated
3/05/2018
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Do discharge plans meet patients’ requirements and expectations? An observational study.
Scientific title
Do the discharge plans for patients undergoing rehabilitation match their requirements and expectations?
Secondary ID [1] 283822 0
Nil.
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
patients undergoing rehabilitation 290797 0
Condition category
Condition code
Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation 291165 291165 0 0
Physiotherapy

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Observational
Patient registry
False
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Usual rehabilitation (both in-patient and, if required, out-patient) will not change as a result of this study. This includes comprehensive discharge planning by the multidisciplinary team. Follow-up will occur 1-2 months after discharge from the rehabilitation facility.
Intervention code [1] 288509 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
Not applicable.
Control group
Uncontrolled

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 291154 0
Telephone interview to examine whether discharge plans meet patients requirements and expectations.
Timepoint [1] 291154 0
1-2 months post-discharge from rehabilitation facility.
Secondary outcome [1] 306150 0
nil.
Timepoint [1] 306150 0
not applicable.

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
All patients discharged home from the Stroke or Specialist Rehabilitation Units at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre or St Margaret's Rehabilitation Hospital.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
Inability to communicate effectively in English.
Refuse consent.

Study design
Purpose
Screening
Duration
Cross-sectional
Selection
Convenience sample
Timing
Prospective
Statistical methods / analysis
In order to obtain a representative sample a total of at least 20 participants from each site will be sought. Analyses will be predominantly descriptive in nature.

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
SA
Recruitment hospital [1] 1977 0
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre - Northfield
Recruitment hospital [2] 1978 0
St Margarets Rehabilitation Centre - Semaphore
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 7704 0
5085 - Northfield
Recruitment postcode(s) [2] 7705 0
5019 - Semaphore

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 288482 0
Self funded/Unfunded
Name [1] 288482 0
Address [1] 288482 0
Country [1] 288482 0
Primary sponsor type
Individual
Name
Kathy Stiller
Address
Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 287181 0
Individual
Name [1] 287181 0
Kate Roberts
Address [1] 287181 0
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, Hampstead Road, Northfield, Adelaide, South Australia, 5085
Country [1] 287181 0
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [2] 287182 0
Individual
Name [2] 287182 0
Rachel Dempsey
Address [2] 287182 0
Physiotherapy Department, Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, Hampstead Road, Adelaide, South Australia, 5085
Country [2] 287182 0
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [3] 287183 0
Individual
Name [3] 287183 0
Amanda Wurfel
Address [3] 287183 0
Physiotherapy, St Margaret's Rehabilitation Hospital, Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia, 5019
Country [3] 287183 0
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [4] 287184 0
Individual
Name [4] 287184 0
Justin Andrews
Address [4] 287184 0
Physiotherapy, St Margaret's Rehabilitation Hospital, Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia, 5019
Country [4] 287184 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 290345 0
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Ethics committee address [1] 290345 0
Level 3, Hanson Institute, North Terrace, Adelaide,South Australia 5000
Ethics committee country [1] 290345 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 290345 0
Approval date [1] 290345 0
20/11/2013
Ethics approval number [1] 290345 0
HREC/13/RAH/526

Summary
Brief summary
The purpose of this observational study is to investigate whether discharge plans for patients undergoing rehabilitation that are put in place prior to patients’ discharge actually meet patients’ requirements and expectations following discharge.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 2017;24:2-10.
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 45214 0
Dr Kathy Stiller
Address 45214 0
Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Country 45214 0
Australia
Phone 45214 0
61 8 82225334
Fax 45214 0
61 8 82224279
Email 45214 0
kathy.stiller@health.sa.gov.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 45215 0
Dr Kathy Stiller
Address 45215 0
Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Country 45215 0
Australia
Phone 45215 0
61 8 82225334
Fax 45215 0
61 8 82224279
Email 45215 0
kathy.stiller@health.sa.gov.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 45216 0
Dr Kathy Stiller
Address 45216 0
Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Country 45216 0
Australia
Phone 45216 0
61 8 82225334
Fax 45216 0
61 8 82224279
Email 45216 0
kathy.stiller@health.sa.gov.au

No information has been provided regarding IPD availability
Summary results
Have study results been published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Other publications
Have study results been made publicly available in another format?
Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary