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ADESPI: Adherence to Spiriva® in Patients With COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Measured by Morisky-8 (MMAS-8) Scale, in Routine Medical Practice

This study has been completed.
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Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier:
First received: July 1, 2011
Last updated: January 20, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

The objective of this observational study is to collect and evaluate data on medication adherence of patients on maintenance COPD therapy with long-acting anticholinergic (e.g. Spiriva® delivered by HandiHaler® or Respimat®) using the MMAS-8 questionnaire.

Condition Intervention
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Procedure: Education

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: ADESPI: Adherence to Spiriva® in Patients With COPD, Measured by Morisky-8 (MMAS-8) Scale, in Routine Medical Practice in Central & Eastern European Region

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary endpoint is mean change of Morisky Medication Adherence Scale -8 (MMAS-8) score at the end of the educational period after app. 6 months (Visit 3) from baseline (Visit 1) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change of Morisky Medication Adherence Scale -8 (MMAS-8) score at the end of the observational period after app. 6 months (Visit 4) from end of educational period (Visit 3). [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mean change of Morisky Medication Adherence Scale -8 (MMAS-8) score at the end of the observational period after app. 12 months (Visit 4) from baseline (Visit 1). [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 1261
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with COPD Procedure: Education

Detailed Description:



Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population



Inclusion criteria:

  • Male and female ambulatory outpatients being seen in a participating physicians office for routine care,
  • Patients with a clinical diagnosis of COPD and already being treated with the maintenance therapy with long-acting anticholinergic (Tiotropium (Spiriva® HandiHaler® or Respimat®) at least 1 month and within product label
  • Patient fluent in language of questionnaire and having the cognitive and functional abilities required to fill in the questionnaire alone

Exclusion criteria:

  • Uncooperative patients as judged by the physician
  • Patients with any conditions excluded as per Country specific package insert
  • Patients currently enrolled in any clinical trial which requires a change in medication for their respiratory problems.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01388166

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
Study Chair: Boehringer Ingelheim Boehringer Ingelheim
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Responsible Party: Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier: NCT01388166     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 205.483
Study First Received: July 1, 2011
Last Updated: January 20, 2014
Health Authority: Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Slovakia: State Institute for Drug Control
Slovenia: Agency for Medicinal Products - Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2014