Fluticasone Furoate Treatment of Daytime Somnolence and Cognitive Performance in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2009
Results First Posted : May 18, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lyndon Mansfield, Western Sky Medical Research

Brief Summary:
The hypothesis is that treating hay fever patients who had daytime sleepiness and slowed thinking because of the hay fever will improve when treated with an effective anti-hay fever medication, an intranasal steroid, that is will have less daytime sleepiness and demonstrate better thinking.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Drug: Fluticasone furoate Nasal Spray 110 mcg Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Detailed Description:
In this study of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis we will monitor daytime sleepiness as measured by validated daytime sleep score (Eppworth Daytime Sleepiness Scale) and cognitive performance weekly as measured by a validated test of cognitive performance (TOVA). The treatment group with intervention of fluticasone furoate nasal spray 110 mcg two sprays in each nostril once daily will be compared to a placebo treated group of similar subjects with seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: A Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Randomized Trial Evaluating the Effects of Fluticasone Nasal Spray in Subjects With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis and a History of Sleep Disturbance on Cognitive Performance and Daytime Sleepiness
Study Start Date : March 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hay Fever
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo treatment given as a once daily dose subjects with active seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Drug: Placebo
Fluticasone nasal spray 2 sprays each nostril will be compared to similar appearing placebo. The subjects will receive one week placebo nasal spray to establish a baseline then they will then be switched to a nasal spray of Placebo once daily and continue the evaluations.
Other Name: Placebo Veramyst Nasal Spray
Experimental: Fluticasone Furoate
IFluticasone Furoate 110 mcg given intranasly once daily in am as an active treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis
Drug: Fluticasone furoate Nasal Spray 110 mcg
Fluticasone fuorate nasal spray 110 mcg 2 sprays each nostril am will be compared to similar appearing placebo given 2 sprays each nostril am. The subjects will receive one week placebo nasal spray to establish a baseline then they will then be switched to a nasal spray of fluticasone furoate 110 mcg once daily and continue the evaluations.
Other Name: Fluticasone Furoate Nasal Spray

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Performance on Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) - a Standardized Test of Cognitive Performance [ Time Frame: over 2 weeks ]
    The outcomes measures for TOVA are errors of omission. Targets which were not identified. Errors of commission are when targets are identified incorrectly. Reaction time is reported as the average time in milliseconds for the responses. The results are reported as mean and standard deviation as baseline and after 2 weeks of intervention. The difference between the means was evaluated by paired t testing.

  2. Performance on Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) - a Standardized Test of Cognitive Performance, Errors of Commission. [ Time Frame: after 2 weeks intervention ]
    The outcomes measures for TOVA are errors of commission. Targets which were identified incorrectly. Targets which are not identified, errors of omission and average time of each target viewing.

  3. Performance on Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) - a Standardized Test of Cognitive Performance, Response Time for Targets. [ Time Frame: over 2 weeks ]
    The outcomes measures for TOVA are the length of time to respond to targets. The time function represents the average time spent in milliseconds spent on each target.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Epworth Sleep Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and after 2 weeks intervention ]
    The Epworth sleepiness scale measures is a validated test of daytime sleepiness which involved the subjects answering 8 questions. Each question is answered on a 0 - 3 scale with 3 being the most likely associated with drowsiness. The score is reported as a composite score of 8 questions, with a minimum score of 0 and a maximum score of 24. A higher composite score represents more likelihood of daytime sleepiness. It is administered between 1500 and 1700 daily.

  2. Change From Baseline in Nocturnal Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionaire [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    In nocturnal rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire instrument to measure the effects of nasal disorder on nighttime sleep and awakening. It consists of 16 questions. The scale is from 0-6, 0 being not troubled and 6 reflecting extreme trouble. This survey is interpreted as a minimal clinically important difference of each question. A change of +/- 0.5 is a threshold of minimally important clinical difference. Higher value mean more disturbance.

  3. Nasal Symptom Scores [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Total nasal symptom score was measured AM and PM. The reflective scale measures subjective symptoms over the previous 12 hours. Instantaneous symptoms measure how subjects felt at the present time. The score consists of subjective perception of nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, nasal itching and sneezing. The scale for each symptom is 0 - not present, 1- mild (present but minimal), 2 - moderate (symptoms are bothersome but tolerable), 3 - severe (symptoms are not tolerable). The baseline value was the mean of the 7 day placebo run-in for the combined scores. This was calculated for the placebo group and the fluticasone group for both the instantaneous and the reflective scores. The intervention time utilized the same combined AM and PM reflective and instantaneous scoring. The data was analyzed using two sample t test comparison of the placebo vs fluticasone furoate group. Low value, less symptoms. High value, more symptoms. Minimum score is 0. Maximum score is 24.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptomatic seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms for at least 2 years at the time of study in the season of the study.
  • Allergy skin tests positive for the airborne allergens present at the study time within the past 12 months.
  • A score of 2 or more on the NRQLQ of the Rhinitis Quality of LIfe Questionnaire.
  • Active allergic rhinitis on 4 of 7 days during run-in week, and evidence on sleep scales of drowsiness on 3 of 7 days.
  • Ability to read, understand and give informed consent.
  • Ability to understand and carry out responsibilities of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any chronic disease or other acute disease, which could influence central nervous system.
  • The use of any medication, which could affect central nervous system function.
  • Unwillingness to participate in the study.
  • Inability to understand testing procedures or use of medication.
  • Hypersensitivity to fluticasone or vehicle of nasal sprays.
  • Any sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea.

Responsible Party: Lyndon Mansfield, Director, Western Sky Medical Research Identifier: NCT00997620     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-4
First Posted: October 19, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: May 18, 2018
Last Update Posted: May 18, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: This a single study site and at end IPD will be used in analyis by PI

Keywords provided by Lyndon Mansfield, Western Sky Medical Research:
Hay Fever
Daytime somnolence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis, Allergic
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents