Atomoxetine/Attention Deficit/ Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)/Substance Use Disorder (SUD)in a Residential Treatment Facility
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Atomoxetine in Adults With ADHD and Substance Abuse Disorder Being Treated in a Residential Treatment Facility|
- Change in Adult ADHD Investigator Symptom Rating Scale Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and week 10 of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The AISRS (Adult ADHD Investigator Symptom Rating Scale) consists 18-items that directly correspond to the 18 DSM-IV symptoms of ADHD. Each item is scored on a 4-point scale (0 = none; 1 = mild; 2 = moderate; and 3 = severe, higher score is more impaired). The total summed score was at minimum 0 and at maximum 54 (the higher the score the more severe the symptomatology).
- Change in Adult ADHD Symptom Rating Scale v1.1 Symptom Checklist Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and week 10 of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The ASRS (Adult ADHD Symptom Rating Scale) v1.1 Symptom Checklist is an 18-item scale developed by the workgroup on Adult ADHD for the World Health Organization designed to assess the frequency of ADHD symptoms on a 0-4 scale (0 = never, 1 = rarely, 2 = sometimes, 3= often, and 4 = very often, minimum total summed score of 0 and maximum total summed score of 72, higher score is more impairment).
- Change in Clinical Global Impression-- Severity of Illness Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and week 10 of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The CGI-S (Clinical Global Impression-- Severity of Illness) scale is a single-item rating scale of the clinician's assessment of the global severity of ADHD symptoms in relation to the clinician's total experience with ADHD patients. Severity is rated on a 7-point scale ranging from 1 (normal, not at all ill) to 7 (among the most extremely ill).
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Atomoxetine Treatment Arm
Patients who were identified as having adult ADHD on the ACDS were offered an open label treatment trial with atomoxetine, up to 120 mg/day over 10 weeks. Atomoxetine was titrated over a period of four weeks based upon clinical response and observed side-effects. All patients receiving atomoxetine gave written informed consent prior to participation and were assessed for ADHD symptoms via the Adult Investigator Adult ADHD Symptom Rating Scale (AISRS) every 1-2 weeks. All patients received a physical exam, review of systems and routine blood work prior to treatment. Data were analyzed for patients completing at least 2 weeks of atomoxetine therapy. Treatment response was pre-hoc defined as having a >=30% reduction in total AISRS scores from baseline.
In Phase II, atomoxetine was dispensed beginning at 25 mg/day. Dose was adjusted based on clinical response and tolerability over a 4-week period up to 120mg/day and held constant at the optimized level for the final 6 weeks of the trial.
Phase 1: Patients with SUD who were either newly admitted (abstinent for <1 week) or in treatment in the RTF (abstinent <3 months) were administered the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Symptom Checklist (ASRS) v. 1.1 Screener. Patients who screened positive(>= 4 out 6 significant items) were then administered the Adult Clinician Diagnostic Scale (ACDS) v.1.2 to establish a diagnosis of ADHD and the Predictive Value Positive (PVP) in this population.
Phase II (Treatment): Participants who screened positive for ADHD on the ACDS were given informed consent and baseline evaluations for inclusion. Those meeting inclusion/exclusion criteria were treated with atomoxetine starting at 25 mg/day. The dose was adjusted based on clinical response and tolerability over a 4-week period up to 120 mg/day and held constant for the final six weeks of the trial.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00953862
|Principal Investigator:||Lenard Adler, MD||NYU School of Medicine|