Study Evaluating Impact of the Use of a Computer-based Tool on the Clinical Management of RA Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 15, 2011
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Brief Summary:
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate a computer-based tool on the clinical management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Spain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Rheumatoid Arthritis Other: Review of clinical records

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 321 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impact of the Use of a Computer-based Tools on the Clinical Management and Evolution of Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2011

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients diagnosed with RA
Other: Review of clinical records

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Global mean DAS28 at 6 and at 12 months of follow-up. Differences between global mean DAS28 at 6 and at 12 months compared to baseline [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disease activity (DAS28; number affected joints; CRP; ESR; PGA).-Number of variables used in patient's follow-up; number of treatment adjustments. -Investigator's satisfaction with the computer-based tool (specific questionnaire) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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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
Patients with RA treated in rheumatology offices

Inclusion Criteria:

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients, male or female, over 18 years old.
  • Patients diagnosed with RA according to investigator criteria
  • Patients with a disease evolution >= 1 year
  • Patients with > = 5 affected joints

Exclusion Criteria:

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with other muscle skeletal, rheumatic and/or degenerative diseases different from RA.
  • Patients who are taking part or have taken part in a clinical trial or in a study with drugs within the last 12 months. Any condition that, in the investigator's judgment would interfere with the subject's ability to comply with protocol requirements or give informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00895050

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Director, Clinical Trial Disclosure Group, Pfizer, Inc Identifier: NCT00895050     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0881X1-4576
First Posted: May 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 15, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases