Physical Disability in Patients Treated With Betaferon

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 31, 2009
Last updated: June 25, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
To gather Observation data about physical disability progression, safety and adherence during the use of Betaferon in daily practice. Patients with any type of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (MRRS) (PSMS), under treatment with Betaferon.Open Multicentric Observational study.24 months.Evaluation of physical disability in patients treated with Betaferon, using Kurtzke's expanded disability scale (EDSS) in biannual periods

Condition Intervention
Multiple Sclerosis
Drug: Interferon-1beta (Betaseron, BAY86-5046)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Physical Disability Observational Study in Patients Treated With Betaferon in Daily Practice

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To collect observational local data about effectivity related to physical disability progression on the daily routine basis in patients treated with Betaferon [ Time Frame: Every 6 months for 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate Betaferon safety on the daily routine basis [ Time Frame: Every 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • To evaluate patient adherence to Betaferon treatment [ Time Frame: Every 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   None Retained

Enrollment: 83
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1 Drug: Interferon-1beta (Betaseron, BAY86-5046)
Patients with a first demyelinating event suggestive of MS, as well as patients with remittent recurrent MS (RRMS), secondary progressive MS (SPMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) will be observed.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
MS community sample

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a first demyelinating event suggestive of MS, as well as patients with remittent recurrent MS (RRMS), secondary progressive MS (SPMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) will be able to join the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to natural or recombinant interferon-beta, human albumin or to any of the excipients
  • Patients with a history of severe depressive disorders and/or suicidal ideation
  • Patient with decompensated liver disease
  • Patient with epilepsy not adequately controlled by treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00873340

Many Locations, Colombia
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT00873340     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14173  BF0712CO  2007- 001 Col 
Study First Received: March 31, 2009
Last Updated: June 25, 2014
Health Authority: Colombia: INVIMA Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Multiple Sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on May 30, 2016