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Study protocols of trials in the Tailored Implementation for Chronic Diseases TICD project


BackgroundIn the UK around 22% of men and 24% of women are obese, and there are varying but worrying levels in other European countries. Obesity is a chronic condition that carries an important health risk. National guidelines, for use in England, on the management of people who are overweight or obese have been published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NICE, 2006. NICE recommendations for primary care teams are: determine the degree of overweight and obesity; assess lifestyle, comorbidities and willingness to change; offer multicomponent management of overweight and obesity; referral to external services when appropriate. This study investigates a tailored intervention to improve the implementation of these recommendations by primary care teams.

Methods-DesignThe study is a cluster randomised controlled trial. Primary care teams will be recruited from the East Midlands of England, and randomised into two study arms: 1 the study group, in which primary care teams are offered a set of tailored interventions to help implement the NICE guidelines for overweight and obesity; or 2 the control group in which primary care teams continue to practice usual care. The primary outcome is the proportion of overweight or obese patients for whom the primary care team adheres to the NICE guidelines. Secondary outcomes include the proportion of patients with a record of lifestyle assessment, referral to external weight loss services, the proportion of obese patients who lose weight during the intervention period, and the mean weight change over the same period.

DiscussionAlthough often recommended, the methods of tailoring implementation interventions to account for the determinants of practice are not well developed. This study is part of a programme of studies seeking to develop the methods of tailored implementation.

Trial registrationCurrent Controlled Trials ISRCTN07457585. Registered 09-08-2013. Randomisation commenced 30-08-2013.

KeywordsObesity Overweight Tailored implementation of chronic diseases TICD Primary care teams AbbreviationsBMIBody mass index

CCGClinical Commissioning Group

CONSORTConsolidated Standards of Reporting Trials

GPgeneral practitioner

NICENational Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

QOFquality and outcomes framework

TICDTailored Implementation for Chronic Diseases.

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Author: Jane Krause - Shona Agarwal - Danielle H Bodicoat - Arne Ring - David Shepherd - Stephen Rogers - Michel Wensing - Richard

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