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Reducing patient delay in Acute Coronary Syndrome (RAPiD): research protocol for a web-based randomized controlled trial examining the effect of a behaviour change intervention

  Aims
To evaluate the efficacy of a behaviour change technique-based intervention and compare two possible modes of delivery (text+visual and text-only) with usual care.
Background
Patient delay prevents many people from achieving optimal benefit of time-dependent treatments for Acute Coronary Syndrome. Reducing delay would reduce mortality and morbidity, but interventions to change behaviour have had mixed results. Systematic inclusion of behaviour change techniques or a visual mode of delivery might improve the efficacy of interventions.
Design
A 3-arm web-based, parallel randomised controlled trial of a theory-based intervention.
Methods
The intervention comprises 12 behaviour change techniques systematically identified following systematic review and a consensus exercise undertaken with behaviour change experts. We aim to recruit n=177 participants who have experienced Acute Coronary Syndrome in the previous 6 months from a National Health Service Hospital. Consenting participants will be randomly allocated in equal numbers to one of three study groups: i) usual care ii) usual care plus text-only behaviour change technique-based intervention or iii) usual care plus text+visual behaviour change technique-based intervention. The primary outcome will be the change in intention to phone an ambulance immediately with symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome ≥15 minutes duration, assessed using two randomised series of 8 scenarios representing varied symptoms before and after delivery of the interventions or control condition (usual care). Funding granted January 2014.

  • Type:

    Other

  • Date:

    18 November 2016

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Wiley-Blackwell

  • DOI:

    10.1111/jan.13191

  • ISSN:

    0309-2402

  • Library of Congress:

    RT Nursing

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    610.73 Nursing

  • Funders:

    Chief Scientists Office

Citation

Farquharson, B., Johnston, M., Smith, K., Williams, B., Treweek, S., Dombrowski, S. U., …Grindle, M. (2017). Reducing patient delay in Acute Coronary Syndrome (RAPiD): research protocol for a web-based randomized controlled trial examining the effect of a behaviour change intervention. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(5), (1220-1234). doi:10.1111/jan.13191. ISSN 0309-2402

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General Nursing

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