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Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Effect of a package of care on outcomes in patients with gout
Scientific title
Effect of a package of care on serum urate levels in gout patients in a rural general practice setting
Secondary ID [1] 285426 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Gout 293185 0
Condition category
Condition code
Musculoskeletal 293459 293459 0 0
Other muscular and skeletal disorders
Inflammatory and Immune System 293640 293640 0 0
Other inflammatory or immune system disorders

Study type
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Patients with gout receive a package of care from the GP which represents best clinical practice (based on ACR and EULAR guidelines). This will include
1. medication for acute gout as well as long term urate lowering therapy - this may be no different from the historical controls other than more focus on achieving appropriate treatment targets
2. education about the causes and management of gout - unknown what the controls received
3. screening for co-morbidities associated with gout including heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease - unknown what the controls received.
There is no specified treatment period as this is individualised The only proceedures outside of nornal clinical practice are that we will monitor whether patients take allopurinol (one form of urate lowering medication) through blood tests.
Intervention code [1] 290351 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
Will will compare outcomes with retrospective data from the same medical practice. Treatment in the historical control group was at the discretion of the treating general practitioner. The audit will determine how appropriate and successful this was. Historical data will be collected from 1/1/2012-31/12/2012 -
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 293278 0
Number of patients on urate lowering therapy from medication records and though blood tests
Timepoint [1] 293278 0
12 months
Primary outcome [2] 293279 0
Number of patients with serum urate <0.36mmol/l
Timepoint [2] 293279 0
12 months
Secondary outcome [1] 310705 0
Number of gout patients screened for comorbidities associated with gout from medical records
Timepoint [1] 310705 0
12 months

Key inclusion criteria
Minimum age
No limit
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Unwilling to provide consent

Study design
Natural history
Defined population
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 6386 0
New Zealand
State/province [1] 6386 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 290031 0
Government body
Name [1] 290031 0
Health Research Council of New Zealand
Address [1] 290031 0
PO Box 5541
Wellesley Street
Auckland 1141
Country [1] 290031 0
New Zealand
Funding source category [2] 290032 0
Name [2] 290032 0
Canterbury District Health Board
Address [2] 290032 0
Private Bag 4710
Christchurch 8014
New Zealand
Country [2] 290032 0
New Zealand
Primary sponsor type
University of Otago
POBox 4345
Christchurch 8014
New Zealand
Secondary sponsor category [1] 288723 0
Name [1] 288723 0
Address [1] 288723 0
Country [1] 288723 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 291738 0
Health and Disability Ethics Committee of New Zealand
Ethics committee address [1] 291738 0
PO Box 5013
Wellington 6011
Ethics committee country [1] 291738 0
New Zealand
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 291738 0
Approval date [1] 291738 0
Ethics approval number [1] 291738 0

Brief summary
Gout is a common problem particularly in New Zealand. The majority of patients with gout are managed in primary care. Guidelines for management are well established and there are effective medications to prevent gout, but few patients achieve treatment targets, leading to painful gout attacks and eventual joint damage. We have implemented an integrated package of care, designed to be delivered in general practice that incorporates education, gout treatment and appropriate screening and management of important co-morbidities associated with gout such as heart disease and diabetes. Herein we will examine the effetcs of the package of care in a rural general practice setting, Kaikoura. We will determine whether more patients reach treatment targets and are screened for and where appropriate receive treatment for co-morbidities. Outcomes will be compared to retrospective data from the same medical practice.
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Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 51810 0
Prof Lisa Stamp
Address 51810 0
POBox 4345
University of Otago, Christchurch
Christchurch 8014
Country 51810 0
New Zealand
Phone 51810 0
+ 64 3 364 0253
Fax 51810 0
Email 51810 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 51811 0
Prof Lisa Stamp
Address 51811 0
POBox 4345
University of Otago, Christchurch
Christchurch 8014
Country 51811 0
New Zealand
Phone 51811 0
+ 64 3 364 0253
Fax 51811 0
Email 51811 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 51812 0
Prof Lisa Stamp
Address 51812 0
POBox 4345
University of Otago, Christchurch
Christchurch 8014
Country 51812 0
New Zealand
Phone 51812 0
+ 64 3 364 0253
Fax 51812 0
Email 51812 0

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Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary