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A Study for the Assessment of the Words Used by Patients and Physicians to Express Asthma Symptoms

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00986219
First Posted: September 29, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2009
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Information provided by:
AstraZeneca
  Purpose
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the concordance of the most frequently used words by the patients and the physicians to express asthma symptoms and the limitations of daily activities caused by asthma.

Condition
Asthma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Cross Sectional Study for the Assessment of the Words Used by Patients and Physicians to Express Asthma Symptoms and the Limitations of Daily Activities in Primary Care. The " Asthma Language " Survey

Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The concordance of the most frequently used words by the patients and the physicians to express asthma symptoms and the limitations of daily activities caused by asthma [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The most frequently used words (lexical intensity) by the patient and the physician to express asthma symptoms and the limitations of daily activities. [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • The concordance of words used by physicians and patients according to the level of asthma control (as assessed by ACQ). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • The actions recommended by the physician or those initiated by the patient and are associated with words that express symptoms. [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Enrollment: 696
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Groups/Cohorts
Asthma Language between patients and physicians

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care patients with persistent asthma treated with inhaled corticosteroid-based maintenance treatment for at least 6 months and followed up by thep hysician for at least the same period of time.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of persistent asthma treated with inhaled corticosteroid-based maintenance treatment for at least 6 months and followed up by the investigator for at least the same period of time

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with a cardiac disease (congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease)
  • Patient with a respiratory disease other than asthma (COPD, sleep apnoea syndrome)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00986219


Locations
Greece
Research Site
Patras, Achaia, Greece
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Agrinio, Aitoloakarnanias, Greece
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Thermo, Aitoloakarnanias, Greece
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Naupaktos, Aitoloakarnania, Greece
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Argos, Argolida, Greece
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Arta, Artas, Greece
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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Peraious, Attiki, Greece
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Livadia, Biotias, Greece
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Chania, Crete, Greece
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Herakleion, Crete, Greece
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Rethimno, Crete, Greece
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Siros, Cyclades, Greece
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Rodos, Dodekanisou, Greece
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Drama, Drammas, Greece
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Kastoria, Florinas, Greece
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Amfisa, Fokidos, Greece
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Pirgos, Ilia, Greece
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Veroia, Imathia, Greece
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Ioannina, Ioanninon, Greece
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Karditsa, Karditsis, Greece
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Chrisoupoli, Kavalas, Greece
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Kavala, Kavalas, Greece
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Loutraki, Korinthia, Greece
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Ptolemaida, Kozani, Greece
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Ksanthi, Ksanthis, Greece
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Larisa, Larisas, Greece
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Farsala, Larrisa, Greece
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Volos, Magnisia, Greece
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Kalamata, Messinia, Greece
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Aikaterini, Peierias, Greece
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Edessa, Pella, Greece
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Komotini, Rodopi, Greece
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Serres, Serron, Greece
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Igoumenitsa, Thesprotia, Greece
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Salonika, Thessalonikis, Greece
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Trikala, Trikalon, Greece
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Chalkida, Greece
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Chalkidiki, Greece
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Lakonia, Greece
Sponsors and Collaborators
AstraZeneca
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mina Gaga, MD Director of the 7th Respiratory Clinic, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
Study Director: Panagiotis Pontikis, Dr. Marketing Company Medical Director, AstraZeneca Greece
  More Information

Responsible Party: MC MD, AstraZeneca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00986219     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-RGR-DUM-2009/1
First Submitted: September 22, 2009
First Posted: September 29, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Asthma
Language
Symptoms,
Limitation of Daily activities
Patients
Physicians
Greece

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases