Symptoms and Management Strategies in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (PHENIX)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 8, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2010
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Brief Summary:
This a non-interventional multi-centre study to evaluate the symptom load and management strategies in PPI-treated GERD patients with persistent GERD symptoms..

Condition or disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2674 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Epidemiological Study to Assess the Symptom Patterns and Management Strategies in Patients Consulting With Persistent GERD Symptoms in Primary Care
Study Start Date : September 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: GERD
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the symptom load and impact on daily life in PPI-treated GERD patients with persistent GERD symptoms [ Time Frame: Once, at first visit ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To describe the frequency and severity of extra-oesophageal and/or atypical GERD symptoms and to assess the concordance between patient-reported and physician-reported symptom load [ Time Frame: Once, at first visit ]
  2. To describe current and previous treatment strategies and to describe the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches during the study visit [ Time Frame: Once, at first visit ]
  3. To describe the impact of persistent GERD symptoms on work productivity [ Time Frame: Once, at first visit ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
PPI-treated patients consulting with persistent GERD symptoms in Primary Care. The patients must have a diagnosis of GERD with predominant typical GERD symptoms and fail to obtain satisfactory symptomatic response after the first full course of standard dose PPI. The patients must have been on continuous PPI treatment with unchanged doses according to local labelling during the last 4-8 weeks prior to the enrolment visit.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provision of informed consent
  • Subjects with a diagnosis of GERD and with predominant typical GERD symptoms: heartburn/regurgitation
  • Subjects who fail to obtain satisfactory symptomatic response after their first full course (4-8 weeks) of standard dose PPI (once a day)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to read and/or understand Patient Reported Outcomes questionnaires
  • Subjects where the only reason for the visit is renewing the prescription
  • A history of an incomplete response to PPI treatment prior to current course of treatment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00768443

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SlavonskibrodOsijekVisnjevacKoskaDonji miholjacPleternicaVelik, Croatia
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VarazdinCakovec, Croatia
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Virje, Croatia
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Zabok, Croatia
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ZadarSibenikDubrovnik, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Zlatar, Croatia
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AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00768443     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-GHR-NEX-2008/1
First Posted: October 8, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases