Noninterventional Study Assessing Cognitive Function and Physical Activity in People With Multiple Sclerosis (CogniPlus)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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First received: December 12, 2011
Last updated: April 14, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

Study assessing cognitive function and physical activity in people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.

Condition Intervention
Multiple Sclerosis
Drug: Interferon beta-1b (Betaseron, BAY86-5046)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study Assessing Cognitive Performance Plus Physical Activity in Patients With Relapsing-Remitting MS Under Treatment With Betaferon®

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cognitive performance as measured by SDMT (Symbol Digit Modalities Test) [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Physical activity as measured by the Baecke questionnaire [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Disability as measured by EDSS (Expanded Disability Status Scale) [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fatigue as measured by FSMC (Fatigue Scale for Motor and Cognitive Functions) [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Depression as measured by the CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression) [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life as measured by the SF-12 (Mental and physical health-scale measure of quality of life) [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1300
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1 Drug: Interferon beta-1b (Betaseron, BAY86-5046)
Patients treated with regular dose subcutaneously administered, according to the label and to clinical routine practice.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Community Sample


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS), and treated with Betaferon, with the decision for treatment made at the discretion of the attending physician, documented with a prescription of Betaferon by the physician
  • EDSS 0 - 6
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who do not meet the local indication criteria for Betaferon treatment.
  • Contraindications listed in the local SmPCs have to be considered.
  • Patients with a history of severe head trauma.
  • Patients with alcohol and/or drug abuse.
  • Patients with mental retardation.
  • Patients with learning disability.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01491100

Contact: Bayer Clinical Trials Contact

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT01491100     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16036, BF1101
Study First Received: December 12, 2011
Last Updated: April 14, 2014
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Keywords provided by Bayer:
Physical Activity
Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Interferon beta-1b
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Adjuvants, Immunologic processed this record on April 15, 2014