Non-interventional Observational Study With Pramipexole: Impact on Non-motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 4, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boehringer Ingelheim

Brief Summary:
  • To compare the effect of pramipexole on depressive symptoms in early and advanced PD patients
  • To evaluate the course of depressive symptoms measured with UPDRS Part I (mentation, behavior and mood) and with HADS-D under pramipexole treatment
  • To investigate whether improvement of depressive symptoms is linked to improvement in motor function (UPDRS Part III)

Condition or disease
Parkinson Disease

Detailed Description:
Study Design:

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1192 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Non-motor Symptoms (Depressive Symptoms) of Parkinson's Disease and Their Course Under Pramipexole Treatment
Study Start Date : March 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement of depressive symptoms (UPDRS item 3, HADS-D) compared to baseline in early and advanced Parkinsons's disease [ Time Frame: 9-16 weeks ]
  2. Change in sum scores of UPDRS Part III (motor examination) from baseline and UPDRS Part I (mentation, behavior and mood) from baseline [ Time Frame: 9-16 weeks ]
  3. Change in HADS subscores (anxiety and depression) from baseline [ Time Frame: 9-16 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Baseline pattern of patient rated symptom list (HADS) [ Time Frame: 9-16 weeks ]
  2. Correlation of the change in UPDRS Part I and UPDRS Part III at the final visit [ Time Frame: 9-16 weeks ]
  3. Frequency of adverse events [ Time Frame: 9-16 weeks ]

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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:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
PD patients

Inclusion criteria:

  1. Idiopathic Parkinsons disease with or without fluctuations
  2. Indication for treatment with Sifrol®
  3. Male or female patients of age
  4. Presence of at least mild depressive symptoms (as judged by the treating physician)
  5. Ability to reliably complete a self-rating scale (HADS)

Exclusion criteria:

  1. Any contraindications according to the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC): hypersensitivity to pramipexole or to any of the excipients.
  2. Ongoing treatment with Sifrol®.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00539214

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
Study Chair: Boehringer Ingelheim Boehringer Ingelheim

Responsible Party: Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier: NCT00539214     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 248.639
First Posted: October 4, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents