Evaluation Study of a Management Strategy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
|First Received Date ICMJE||February 11, 2009|
|Last Updated Date||December 22, 2009|
|Start Date ICMJE||January 2009|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00842387 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Evaluation Study of a Management Strategy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)|
|Official Title ICMJE||Evaluation Study of a Management Strategy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)|
The aim of this project is to compare the GERD clinical outcomes in patients where a structured pathway using the GerdQ questionnaire is implemented compared with the clinical outcomes of those treated without this implementation.
This is a European project with 5 participating countries (Austria, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden). Due to different characteristics regarding the actual management of this disease in the 5 countries, each country had the flexibility to introduce design differences and changes in the study protocol.
In Norway, it is developed as a clinical trial where a new structured pathway in the diagnosis and treatment of GERD is compared to the ordinary clinical pathway consisting of the endoscopic/pH-metry approach in patients referred from primary care to GI specialists.
In Italy, it is a PCP-level, cluster randomized, controlled trial comparing a structured clinical pathway versus usual care in patients with GERD. The implementation consists of training sessions on the clinical pathway with the selected PCPs (Implementation Group).
In Sweden, it is a cluster-randomised interventional study performed within daily clinical practice for the purpose of assessing the effect of the implementation of the structured clinical pathway in patients identified as having GERD. The participating PCCs will be randomised (1:1) to implement the structured clinical pathway or handling the patients according to local clinical routines.
In Austria and Spain, it is a cluster-randomized study to be developed within daily clinical practice for the purpose of assessing the effect of the implementation of the structured clinical pathway on GERD patients . The evaluation study will take place subsequent to a prior implementation of a clinical pathway. The implementation consists of a detailed explanation by training-materials about the clinical pathway in a selected randomized pool of PCCs. The implementation that will be evaluated is outside of the study procedures; it is the physician's decision whether to apply it or not.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Probability Sample|
Patients with symptoms suggestive of GERD.
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||2370|
|Completion Date||December 2009|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||Austria, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00842387|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||NIS-GEU-DUM-2008/1|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||No|
|Responsible Party||Dr Rick Lones, European Medical Affairs Director, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||AstraZeneca|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||AstraZeneca|
|Verification Date||December 2009|
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