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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12612001295831
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
26/11/2012
Date registered
13/12/2012
Date last updated
13/12/2012
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Physiotherapy Services for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patients Receiving Home Intravenous Antibiotics: Australian Practice
Scientific title
Physiotherapy Services for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patients Receiving Home Intravenous Antibiotics: Australian Practice
Secondary ID [1] 281585 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Cystic Fibrosis 287867 0
Condition category
Condition code
Public Health 288230 288230 0 0
Health service research
Respiratory 288234 288234 0 0
Other respiratory disorders / diseases

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Observational
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Questionnaire - participants (hospital-based physiotherapists) are asked to provide answers regarding their current service model to patients with cystic fibrosis receiving home intravenous antibiotics. Questionnaires will be returned within 2 weeks, with 2 reminders if needed. Questions look at outpatient visits, home visits, telephone follow-up and what the rationale for their current model of care is. Questions are either multiple choice and/or free text.
Intervention code [1] 286108 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
Nil
Control group
Uncontrolled

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 288420 0
Level and type of service provided during home intravenous antibiotics. A questionnaire has been developed by the authors that contains both fixed option and free text questions. It is divided into separate sections regarding home visits, telephone follow-up, outpatient appointments, rationale for current service. Details on frequency of contact and proportion of patients receiving each service option are recorded.
Timepoint [1] 288420 0
The survey examines current (at time of completing survey) practice only.
Secondary outcome [1] 300107 0
nil
Timepoint [1] 300107 0
nil

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Physiotherapist working at a Cystic fibrosis centre that contributed data to the 2010 Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry
Minimum age
No limit
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
Unwilling to participate

Study design
Purpose
Duration
Selection
Timing
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Recruiting
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] 312 0
The Royal Adelaide Hospital - Adelaide
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 6059 0
5000

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 286382 0
Self funded/Unfunded
Name [1] 286382 0
Address [1] 286382 0
Country [1] 286382 0
Primary sponsor type
Individual
Name
Nathan Ward
Address
c/o Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 285170 0
Individual
Name [1] 285170 0
Hilary Rowe
Address [1] 285170 0
c/o Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Country [1] 285170 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [1] 277198 0
Individual
Name [1] 277198 0
Dianne White
Address [1] 277198 0
c/o Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Country [1] 277198 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [2] 277199 0
Individual
Name [2] 277199 0
Kathy Stiller
Address [2] 277199 0
c/o Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Country [2] 277199 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 288451 0
Reseach Ethics Committee, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Ethics committee address [1] 288451 0
Level 3, Hanson Institute, IMVS Building, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Ethics committee country [1] 288451 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 288451 0
13/11/2012
Approval date [1] 288451 0
19/11/2012
Ethics approval number [1] 288451 0
121109

Summary
Brief summary
A email questionnaire will be distributed to the principle physiotherapist working in the Cystic Fibrosis service at each site contributing to the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry in 2010. The questionnaire investigates the current level of physiotherapy provided to patients with cystic fibrosis receiving home intravenous antibiotics. It covers location and type of service provided, frequency and what the current model of care is based on.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 34981 0
Mr Nathan Ward
Address 34981 0
c/o Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Country 34981 0
Australia
Phone 34981 0
+61882225574
Fax 34981 0
Email 34981 0
nathan.ward@health.sa.gov.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 18228 0
Mr Nathan Ward
Address 18228 0
c/o Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Country 18228 0
Australia
Phone 18228 0
+61882225574
Fax 18228 0
Email 18228 0
nathan.ward@health.sa.gov.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 9156 0
Mr Nathan Ward
Address 9156 0
c/o Physiotherapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Country 9156 0
Australia
Phone 9156 0
+61882225574
Fax 9156 0
Email 9156 0
nathan.ward@health.sa.gov.au

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Summary results
No Results