European Non-interventional Study in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2009
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Brief Summary:
This study is investigating how patients with severe stable state COPD perceive the variability of their symptoms throughout the day, the week and the year; the impact of these variations on their daily activities or sleep quality and how they deal with their treatments. For this purpose patients will be asked to answer a questionnaire over the phone

Condition or disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 7400 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Patient Perception of Symptom Variability. A Cross-sectional Study of Patients With Severe COPD.
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2009

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient's perception of the variability of symptoms due to severe stable state COPD throughout the day, the week and the year [ Time Frame: Once ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Impact of symptoms (and variability of symptoms) on the patient's morning & daily living activities and sleep quality. [ Time Frame: Once ]
  2. Describe how patient use their COPD treatment [ Time Frame: Once ]
  3. Factors that may influence the patient's perception of symptom variability [ Time Frame: Once ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Participating physicians (GPs and Respiratory physicians) will be asked to recruit 4 patients (on average). The first patients presenting for a consultation for any reason, who meet eligibility criteria, and give informed consent, should be enrolled.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Outpatients with a diagnosis of COPD
  • FEV1<50% and FEV1/FVC<0.7 according to lung function data in medical records.
  • Smoker or ex-smoker > 10 pack-years
  • Informed consent obtained

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ongoing exacerbation of COPD or within the previous 3 months
  • Any other significant respiratory disease (including asthma and allergic rhinitis)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00722267

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Responsible Party: Rick Lones, MD, European Medical Affairs Director, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00722267     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-REU-DUM-2007/1
First Posted: July 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
severe COPD
COPD symptoms
variability of symptoms
patient's perception

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases