Finding Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2012 by Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Matthew H. Liang, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01341314
First received: April 22, 2011
Last updated: May 23, 2012
Last verified: May 2012

April 22, 2011
May 23, 2012
January 2010
January 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Finding Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
Proof of Concept of an Internet-based Series Design Case-finding System for Very Early Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Research has shown that early aggressive use of medicines may stop rheumatoid arthritis (RA)or slow its damage. The key to this is to find people with early symptoms which could be RA and have them get a diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

This study will recruit persons who've gone to the internet looking for information about their symptoms. After answering a screening survey, the person with possible symptoms will be linked to the study website for a more detailed symptom questionnaire.

After completing that questionnaire the person will receive information about the second part of the study which includes an examination with a rheumatologist (arthritis doctor)and laboratory tests.

Based on the joint examination and laboratory tests, the rheumatologist will tell the person the likelihood of having RA, and make recommendations and if needed a referral for care and treatment. Treatment is not a part of this study.

This study will also compare the information on the subject's questionnaires to the doctor's joint examination and the laboratory tests with the hope of developing a simple inexpensive case finding questionnaire.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Description:

Frozen serum for future assay development

Non-Probability Sample

persons with joint pain or swelling for less than 3 months

  • Joint Pain
  • Stiffness
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
200
July 2013
January 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Joint pain or swelling for less than 3 months
  • Be able to use the internet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non English speaking
  • Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01341314
ArthFndtn
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Matthew H. Liang, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Brigham and Women's Hospital
May 2012

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