Study Evaluating Enbrel In Adults With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis In Luxemburg
The purpose of the study is to determine the long term safety of Enbrel in adults with active rheumatoid arthritis in Luxemburg. This is a post-marketing surveillance study in rheumatology practice patients. All patients initiated with Enbrel will be observed from the start of the study in Feb 2003 for a period of at least 5 years.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Post-Marketing Surveillance Looking At Safety And Adherence To Treatment Of Enbrel In Adults With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis In Luxemburg|
- Percentage of Participants With Adverse Events (AEs) and Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Month 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Any untoward medical occurrence in a participant who received study treatment was considered an AE without regard to possibility of causal relationship. An AE resulting in any of the following outcomes, or deemed to be significant for any other reason, was considered to be a SAE: death; initial or prolonged inpatient hospitalization; a life-threatening experience (immediate risk of dying); persistent or significant disability/incapacity; congenital anomaly.
- Percentage of Participants With Completion of Study Treatment [ Time Frame: Month 12 through Month 72 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Change From Baseline in Number of Joints With Active Synovitis at Months 6, 12, 18, 30, 42, 54 and 66 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Months 6, 12, 18, 30, 42, 54 and 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Synovitis was defined as the inflammation of a synovial (joint-lining) membrane, usually painful, particularly on motion, and characterized by swelling, due to effusion (fluid collection) in a synovial sac.
- Change From Baseline in Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) Score at Months 6, 12, 18, 30, 42, 54 and 66 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Months 6, 12, 18, 30, 42, 54 and 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]HAQ is a measure of functional limitations. Participants were rated on 4 point scale with scores as 'normal' (no difficulty = 0), 'adequate' (some difficulty = 1), 'limited' (much difficulty = 2), and 'unable to do' (= 3) based on degree of difficulty they experienced with 20 tasks grouped into 8 areas of dressing, rising, hygiene, reach, walking, eating, grip and activities. HAQ total possible score ranged from 0 (no difficulty) to 60 (unable to do).
- Mean Dose of Concomitant Methotrexate (MTX) and Steroids [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Month 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This is an open label, observational study.This is a post-marketing surveillance study in rheumatology practice patients in Luxemburg.Rheumatologists will be asked to document safety and adherence to therapy of Enbrel when given to adults with active rheumatoid arthritis.All patients initiated with Enbrel will be observed.