A cluster randomised control trial
The primary aim of ACCORd (The Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject) is to increase the uptake of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) amongst Australian women by trialling a complex intervention that involves training GPS to provide ‘LARC First’ structured contraceptive counselling and implementing rapid referral pathways to LARC insertion.
ACCORd is a cluster randomised control trial with GPs who are randomly allocated to one of two trial arms:
- Intervention Arm – GPs undertake training in ‘LARC First’ structured contraceptive counselling and have available rapid referral pathways to a LARC insertion clinic for instances where the GP does not undertake insertions in their own rooms.
- Control Arm –GPs provide usual contraceptive care.
Women, patients of the participating GPs, will be recruited for each arm.
Trial registration number: pending.
ACCORd is being conducted amongst GPs practicing in Melbourne, Australia.
The primary outcome of ACCORd will be the number of LARCs inserted; secondary outcomes include women’s choice of contraceptive method and Qualtiy of Life (SF-36). The costs and outcomes of the intervention and control will also be compared in a cost-effectiveness analysis.
The study commenced in January 2015 and will run for four years.
Monash University are seeking GPs who work three or more sessions per week, are based at a computerised practice, and have a receptionist who can assist with recruitment.
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