Metabolic Syndrome in Patients With First-episode Schizophrenia

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aarhus ( Aarhus University Hospital )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00957294
First received: August 3, 2009
Last updated: December 2, 2014
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose

The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is highly prevalent in patients with schizophrenia and is a major risk factor of type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and early death. Genetic factors, antipsychotic medication, sleeping disturbances and unhealthy lifestyle are possible causes of developing metabolic syndrome. Several studies have investigated the metabolic side-effects of antipsychotic medication. However it is still unanswered how unhealthy lifestyle, comprising physical inactivity, smoking, unhealthy dieting, and sleeping disturbances adds to the metabolic risk of patients with schizophrenia. The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence and development of MetS in first-episode patients with schizophrenia and 1 year after onset of treatment. The study's main hypothesis is that physical inactivity, regardless of medication, is an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome in patients with schizophrenia. In comparison inpatients with major depression and healthy controls, both matched on gender, age and level of education will be included in the study. It is anticipated that the study's results will provide new knowledge about the risk of developing metabolic syndrome in first-episode schizophrenia and how different risk factors contribute to this.


Condition
Metabolic Syndrome X
Schizophrenia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Metabolic Syndrome in Patients With First-episode Schizophrenia - Prognosis and Prediction.

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • metabolic syndrome [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 203
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Schizophrenia
Patients with first-episode schizophrenia age 18-45 years
Depression
First-time hospitalized patients with depression age 18-45 years
healthy controls
Healthy controls matched on age and gender (18-45 years)

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients admitted to The OPUS project, Region of Midtjylland, Denamrk In comparison in-patients with major depression, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov and healthy controls matched on gender, age and level of education.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ICD-10 diagnosed schizophrenia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Antipsychotic medication > 6 weeks before inclusion
  • Physical disability
  • Pregnancy
  • IQ< 55
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00957294

Locations
Denmark
Research Unit, Dep. Q of Affective Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov
Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark, 8240
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aarhus University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Aarhus ( Aarhus University Hospital )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00957294     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Lene Nyboe Jacobsen
Study First Received: August 3, 2009
Last Updated: December 2, 2014
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Syndrome X
Schizophrenia
Syndrome
Disease
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Hyperinsulinism
Insulin Resistance
Mental Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features

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