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

This study has been completed.
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First received: May 6, 2009
Last updated: July 13, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
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 Intervention
Rheumatoid Arthritis Other: Review of clinical records

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: 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.

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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:
  • 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 ]

Enrollment: 321
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients diagnosed with RA
Other: Review of clinical records


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
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: NCT00895050

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Director, Clinical Trial Disclosure Group, Pfizer, Inc Identifier: NCT00895050     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0881X1-4576
Study First Received: May 6, 2009
Last Updated: July 13, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017