Trial record 2 of 757 for:    Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder

Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Quality of Life of Long-Acting Methylphenidate in Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janssen-Cilag Farmaceutica Ltda.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00783835
First received: October 31, 2008
Last updated: July 19, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and to assess the impact of the treatment on quality of life of long-acting methylphenidate in adult participants with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a clinical condition beginning in childhood and is characterized by inadequate levels of attention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.


Condition Intervention Phase
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Drug: Long-Acting Methylphenidate
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter Open Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Quality of Life in Adults With Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treated With Long Acting Methylphenidate (CONCERTA)

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Further study details as provided by Janssen-Cilag Farmaceutica Ltda.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Total Score at Week 4 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Adult ASRS assesses 18 core ADHD symptoms corresponding to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) diagnostic symptoms for adult participant based on the participant's own rating for each of the symptoms using a 4 point scale (0=none, 1=mild, 2=moderate, 3=severe). If a single item is missing the score is imputed and if more than one item is missing, the total score is treated as missing. The ASRS total score is derived by summing the score assigned to each of the 18 symptoms (low=0, high=54, a higher score signifies a greater severity of symptoms).

  • Change From Baseline in Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Total Score at Week 8 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Adult ASRS assesses 18 core ADHD symptoms corresponding to DSM-IV diagnostic symptoms for adult participant based on the participant's own rating for each of the symptoms using a 4 point scale (0=none, 1=mild, 2=moderate, 3=severe). If a single item is missing the score is imputed and if more than one item is missing, the total score is treated as missing. The ASRS total score is derived by summing the score assigned to each of the 18 symptoms (low=0, high=54, a higher score signifies a greater severity of symptoms).

  • Change From Baseline in Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Total Score at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Adult ASRS assesses 18 core ADHD symptoms corresponding to DSM-IV diagnostic symptoms for adult participant based on the participant's own rating for each of the symptoms using a 4 point scale (0=none, 1=mild, 2=moderate, 3=severe). If a single item is missing the score is imputed and if more than one item is missing, the total score is treated as missing. The ASRS total score is derived by summing the score assigned to each of the 18 symptoms (low=0, high=54, a higher score signifies a greater severity of symptoms).

  • Change From Baseline in Adult ADHD Quality of Life (AAQoL) Scale Score at Week 4 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The AAQoL is a validated 29-item scale consisting of 4 subscales:life productivity (11 items), psychological health (6 items), life outlook (7 items) and relationships (5 items). Participants rate each item on a 5-point Likert - like scale ranging from 1 (not at all/never) to 5 (extremely/very often). These scores are then transformed to a 0-100 point scale, higher scores indicating better quality of life. Total score=average of individual 29 item scores (range= 0-100, where higher total score indicates better quality of life). Change from baseline in total score for AAQoL is reported.

  • Change From Baseline in Adult ADHD Quality of Life (AAQoL) Scale Score at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The AAQoL is a validated 29-item scale consisting of 4 subscales:life productivity (11 items), psychological health (6 items), life outlook (7 items) and relationships (5 items). Participants rate each item on a 5-point Likert - like scale ranging from 1 (not at all/never) to 5 (extremely/very often). These scores are then transformed to a 0-100 point scale, higher scores indicating better quality of life. Total score=average of individual 29 item scores (range= 0-100, where higher total score indicates better quality of life). Change from baseline in total score for AAQoL is reported.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Screening in Clinical Global Impression-Severity of Illness (CGI-S) Score at Weeks 4, 8 and 12 [ Time Frame: Screening (Week -2), 4, 8 and 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The CGI-S rating scale is a 7 point global assessment that measures the clinician's impression of the severity of illness exhibited by a participant. A rating of 1 = "Normal, not at all ill" and a rating of 7 = "Among the most extremely ill participants". Higher scores indicate worsening.

  • Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I) Score [ Time Frame: Week 4, 8 and 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The CGI-I is a 7-point scale that requires the clinician to assess how much the participant's illness has improved or worsened relative to a baseline state at the beginning of the intervention and rated as (1=very much improved; 2=much improved; 3=minimally improved; 4=no change; 5=minimally worse; 6=much worse; 7=very much worse).

  • Change From Baseline in the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 4, 8 and 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The STAI scale consists of total 40 items on separate scales measuring state (20 items) and trait (20 items) anxiety. The participant reports how they feel right now at this moment for state anxiety and how they generally feel for trait anxiety. The state items are scored as: 1 (not at all), 2 (somewhat true), 3 (moderately true), 4 (very true). The trait items are scored as: 1 (almost never), 2 (sometimes), 3 (often), 4 (almost always). The total scores range from 4-80 for each scale. Higher scores indicate more impaired participants.

  • Change From Screening in the Hamilton Depression Rating (HAM-D) Scale Score at Week 4 and 12 [ Time Frame: Screening (Week -2), 4 and 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    It is a 21-item clinician-rated scale that evaluates depressed mood as well as the vegetative and cognitive symptoms of depression. 11 items are scored on a 3 point scale (0=none/absent to 2=most severe), 2 items are scored on a 4 point scale (0=none/absent to 3=most severe) and 8 items are scored on a 5 point scale (0=none/absent to 4=most severe). The individual items are summed to yield the HAM-D total score that ranges from 0-60, where higher scores indicate worsening.


Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Methylphenidate Drug: Long-Acting Methylphenidate
Long-Acting Methylphenidate within the range of 18, 36, 54 and 76 milligram will be orally administered once daily up to Day 56.
Other Name: Concerta

Detailed Description:

This is an open-label (all people know the identity of the intervention), multi-center (when more than one hospital or medical school team work on a medical research study), single arm study of multiple doses of long-acting methylphenidate in participants with ADHD. The study will consist of 2 phases; a screening phase and a treatment phase. The duration of participation in the study for an individual participant will be up to 12 weeks. Participants will be given 18 milligram (mg) of long-acting methylphenidate daily in the morning and titrated up (slow increase in drug dosage guided by participant's responses) to 36 mg per day (mg/day) on Day 8. Depending on response, tolerability and clinician's judgment, the dose could be escalated to the next dose level of 54 mg/day on Day 28 to a maximum of 72 mg/day on Day 56, until each participant achieved optimal dose. Participant's safety will be monitored throughout the study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosis of Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Diseases, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), obtained via interview with an adapted version of the Kiddie-Schedule of Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Epidemiologic Version (K-SADS E) module for ADHD
  • Described chronic course of ADHD symptomatology from childhood to adulthood, with some symptoms present before age 7 years, which continue to meet DSM-IV criteria at the time of assessment. ADHD is not diagnosed if the symptoms are better accounted for by another psychiatric disorder [e.g. mood disorder (especially bipolar disorder), anxiety disorder, psychotic disorder, personality disorder]
  • Clinical Global Impression-Severity (CGI-Severity) baseline score greater than or equal to (>=) 4 (at least moderate severity)
  • Female participants must be postmenopausal (after the time in life when a woman stops having a menstrual period) for at least 1year, surgically sterile, or practicing an effective method of birth control (e.g., prescription oral contraceptives[compounds, usually hormonal, taken orally in order to block ovulation and prevent the occurrence of pregnancy], contraceptive injections [chemical substances that prevent or reduce the probability of pregnancy], intrauterine device [contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus], double-barrier method, contraceptive patch, male partner sterilization) before entry and throughout the study; have a negative urine pregnancy test at baseline
  • Participant agrees to take only the supplied study drug as treatment for ADHD during the study

Exclusion Criteria

  • Participant having allergy or hypersensitivity to methylphenidate
  • Participants who are non-responder to methylphenidate in adequate doses (i.e., 0.8 - 1.0 milligram per kilogram [mg/kg])
  • Participant treated with any methylphenidate or amphetamine containing medication within 4 weeks of the screening visit
  • Participant having Hamilton's Depression Scale, suicide item higher than 2
  • Participant having any psychiatric condition including the following, but not limited to: acute mood disorder (disorders that have a disturbance in mood as their main feature), schizophrenia (a mixed psychiatric disorder relating to a complex psychotic state that has features of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder such as bipolar disorder), bipolar disorder I (disorder marked by severe mood swings (manic or major depressive episodes) and a tendency to remission [when a medical problem gets better or goes away at least for a while] and recurrence [happen again]), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) (an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions or compulsions, anti-social personality disorder ( personality disorder whose essential feature is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00783835

Locations
Brazil
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Salvador, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Janssen-Cilag Farmaceutica Ltda.
Investigators
Study Director: Janssen-Cilag Farmaceutica Ltda. Clinical Trial Janssen-Cilag Farmaceutica Ltda.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Janssen-Cilag Farmaceutica Ltda.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00783835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR013999, 42603ATT4053
Study First Received: October 31, 2008
Results First Received: March 22, 2013
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Health Authority: Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency ANVISA

Keywords provided by Janssen-Cilag Farmaceutica Ltda.:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Methylphenidate
Concerta
CONQoL

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Hyperkinesis
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Methylphenidate
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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