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A Study to Evaluate Readiness to Self-inject on Adherence and Compliance to Copaxone® Therapy

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00238654
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 13, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2011
Information provided by:
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Brief Summary:
This study has patients responding to two sets of surveys that will tell their doctor or nurse about their readiness to begin self-injection. In addition, patients will have their self-injection observed and evaluated on up to three visits

Condition or disease
Multiple Sclerosis

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 257 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-Label, Two-Arm Prospective Study to Evaluate the Impact of Patient Readiness to Self-Inject on Outcomes When Using the Copaxone® Prefilled Syringes [The "READY" Trial]
Study Start Date : May 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adherence of self-injection assessed by self-report at each follow-up visit [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
RRMS patient with treatment-naïve or treatment-experienced

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or Female, 18 years of age or older, with diagnosis of RRMS
  2. Naive to treatment or previously treated with an IFN.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Not eligible for treatment based on clinical criteria and current indication.
  2. Unable to respond to surveys or provide informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00238654

Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
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Study Director: MerriKay Oleen-Burkey, Ph.D. Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Thomas Smith, M.D., Vice President, Medical Affairs, Teva Neuroscience Identifier: NCT00238654     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PM08
First Posted: October 13, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 12, 2011
Last Verified: April 2011
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Sclerosis
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Glatiramer Acetate
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Immunosuppressive Agents
Antirheumatic Agents