Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition ehealth
Treatments tailored leaflet, gp visit
Sponsor University of Plymouth
Collaborator Superfast Cornwall
Start date October 2012
End date April 2015
Trial size 1044 participants
Trial identifier NCT02355808, 12/13-144

Summary

Lack of internet infrastructure, personal skills, and service provision have been identified as potential barriers to e-health but as yet there is no good evidence of the impact of interventions to improve them. This study aims to assess impact on e-health uptake of three interventions (i) superfast broadband, (ii) a tailored leaflet to help participants improve personal internet skills and support, (iii) GP interventions to improve health service provision of e-health. In a cluster randomised factorial controlled trial, 1388 households from 78 postcodes were randomly selected from the 20088 Cornish postcodes and allocated to the 8 (2X2X2) arms of the study. Comparison of 'e-health readiness' and 'miles travelled' from baseline to 18 month follow-up between the 8 arms of the study, will be used to assess the effects of interventions, singly and in combination.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model factorial assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose basic science
Arm
(No Intervention)
(Other)
gp visit
(Other)
tailored leaflet
(Other)
tailored leaflet
gp visit
(No Intervention)
(Other)
gp visit
(Other)
tailored leaflet
(Other)
tailored leaflet
gp visit

Primary Outcomes

Measure
PERQ Ehealth score
time frame: 18 month

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 16 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 16+ and member of randomly selected household within Cornwall Exclusion Criteria: - Non Cornish households

Additional Information

Official title Do Superfast Broadband and Tailored Interventions Improve Use of E-health and Reduce Health Related Travel?
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Plymouth.