Results Of Patient Rated Asthma Control Test In Comparison To Diary Card Data

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First received: August 10, 2006
Last updated: March 17, 2011
Last verified: March 2011

The majority of asthma patients are not well controlled, despite the availability of asthma medication that could effectively treat the disease. In this study uncontrolled patients who are steroid-naive or on low dose inhaled corticosteroids will be treated with Salmeterol/Fluticasone combination (SFC) 50/250 µg bd. The asthma control test (ACT) will be used to detect differences in the level of asthma control during treatment. The study aims to show a correlation between improvements of ACT und the level of asthma control which will be reached by the patients.

The aim of the study is to show that most of symptomatic asthma patients can reach 'well controlled asthma' with SFC. We get information about ACT in daily practice and physicians are trained to use the asthma control test as a screening tool and for follow up of asthma management. Correlations are expected between the improvements in ACT, Quality of Life and asthma control according to the Gaining Optimal Asthma controL (GOAL) criteria.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Fluticasone propionate/salmeterol(50/250µg)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Reaching Asthma Control With Salmeterol/Fluticasone 50/250 µg bd Combination in Steroid Naive or Low Dose Inhaled Corticoid Steroid Patients by Using Asthma Control Test (ACT) Comparison of Patient Self Rating With Diary Card Data.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of well controlled patients according to GOAL criteria after 12 week treatment with SFC 50/250 µg bd compared to number of patients achieving an ACT score of 20-25 for the last 4 weeks of treatment period.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change of number of patients achieving an ACT score 20-25 after end of treatment compared to Visit 3
  • Change in Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1)
  • Change in morning Peak Expiratory Volume (PEF)

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: May 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Diagnosis of asthma
  • Reversibility >12% after inhalation of 200 µg Salbutamol
  • willingness and ability to complete daily record card on daily basis and to measure morning PEF on daily basis
  • 80% compliance in diary card completion asthma control status: Uncontrolled based on the GOAL criteria

Exclusion criteria:

  • Change of asthma medication during the last 4 weeks
  • Asthma exacerbation characterized by use of oral corticoids during the last 3 months Pretreatment with inhaled corticosteroids more than 500 mcg Beclometasondipropionat or equivalent per day or other controller therapy during the last 3 months
  • upper or lower respiratory tract infection during the RUN-IN period moderate or severe asthma exacerbation during the RUN-IN period
  • Non compliance with use of Discus, PEF-meter and incomplete diary card data
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00363480

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Erlangen, Bayern, Germany, 91052
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Kaufbeuren, Bayern, Germany, 87600
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Landsberg, Bayern, Germany, 86899
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Muenchen, Bayern, Germany, 80335
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Muenchen, Bayern, Germany, 81677
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Rednitzhembach, Bayern, Germany, 91126
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Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany, 03050
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Eschwege, Hessen, Germany, 37269
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Kassel, Hessen, Germany, 34117
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Kassel, Hessen, Germany, 34121
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Marburg, Hessen, Germany, 35037
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Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany, 38100
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Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany, 30159
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Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany, 30167
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Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany, 09126
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Dresden, Sachsen, Germany, 01099
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Geesthacht, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, 21502
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Greiz, Thueringen, Germany, 07973
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Sonneberg, Thueringen, Germany, 96515
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Berlin, Germany, 10367
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Berlin, Germany, 10717
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Berlin, Germany, 10965
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Berlin, Germany, 12165
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Berlin, Germany, 12687
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Berlin, Germany, 13187
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Berlin, Germany, 13597
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Hamburg, Germany, 22767
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials, MD GlaxoSmithKline
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cheri Hudson; Clinical Disclosure Advisor, GSK Clinical Disclosure Identifier: NCT00363480     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SAM 106538 
Study First Received: August 10, 2006
Last Updated: March 17, 2011

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Asthma Control Test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Salmeterol Xinafoate
Fluticasone Propionate, Salmeterol Xinafoate Drug Combination
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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