Cost-Effectiveness Study Of The Treatment Of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder In Brazil

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2011 by Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre Identifier:
First received: October 22, 2010
Last updated: July 8, 2013
Last verified: August 2011

This study is an open-label, 6 month trial, of immediate release methylphenidate (MPH-IR) for children with ADHD aimed at assessing whether the observable behavioral changes seen during treatment are associated with potentially more stable underlying modifications in brain functioning (resting-state functional connectivity). Additionally, we will also be looking at treatment effects on neuropsychological processes and reading skills. This information will contribute to the first Brazilian study assessing the cost-effectiveness of the treatment of ADHD. Children with ADHD will be compared to a sample of sex and age-matched sample of typically developing children.

Condition Intervention Phase
Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Drug: methylphenidate (Ritalin®)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Resting-state functional connectivity [ Time Frame: After 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    After 6 months of treatment, participants will perform a second fMRI

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Methylphenidate Drug: methylphenidate (Ritalin®)
The scheme provides for initial dose of 0.3 mg / kg / day, with an average dose of 1mg/kg/day. The increases will be made considering the presentation of the drug (10mg), which allows increments of 5mg or 10mg, which will be made in clinical review, as the clinical symptoms, including increasing the dose until there is more room for improvement or there is presence of significant adverse effects, all the patients with indication of treatment will be assessed before the use of medication, 15 days, 30 days, 3 and 6 months after the start,


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 10 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

The study will include 20 boys aged 8 to 10 years old, regularly enrolled in local schools and directed to the research through advertisement in the media, contact with schools or directly referred to the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Program (ProDAH/HCPA) by primary care services for assessment and treatment. Only children with a primary diagnosis of ADHD or with the comorbidity ADHD + reading disorder or ADHD + ODD will be included. Only drug-naïve subjects will be apt to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

Children who fit into one or more of the following conditions will not be considered eligible to take part in the study: (1) they are outside the age range specified; (2) they are not regularly enrolled and attending school; (3) they have a history of prior or current treatment with psychoactive drugs or psychotherapy; (4) they are mentally retarded (Overall IQ<80); (5) they have a main diagnosis differing from ADHD, including children with other psychiatric or neurological diagnoses

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01228604

Contact: Luis Rohde, Doctor 55-5133598094

Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre Recruiting
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 90035903
Contact: Luis Rohde, MD, PhD    =55-5133598094   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre Identifier: NCT01228604     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100021
Study First Received: October 22, 2010
Last Updated: July 8, 2013
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research
Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency
Brazil: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre:
open label

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
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
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