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Observational Study To Evaluate Statins Patterns Of Use In Spain

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Changes affecting Post Authorization Study Regulatory effective from Dec09, impacted the requirements for Spanish studies at National and Regional level.)
Fundació Institut Català de Farmacologia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: October 31, 2009
Last updated: July 23, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
The present project is aimed at describing the statins prescription pattern in Spanish patients. It will also look into how adequate these prescriptions are accordingly to the recommendations given in Treatment Guidelines and in the Summary Product Information.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Statins Use Patterns in Spain

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Current and previous hypolipemic treatment, dose and pattern [ Time Frame: Retrospectively (information for the previous 6-months). Information collected once. ]
  • Statin treatment start date, origin of the prescription, reasons for changes in prescription [ Time Frame: Retrospectively (information for the previous 6-months). Information collected once. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Socio-demographic characteristics [ Time Frame: retrospectively ]
  • Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, ALAT, Glucose, Creatine Kinase plasma levels [ Time Frame: retrospectively ]
  • Concomitant Treatments and Cardiovascular History [ Time Frame: retrospectively ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Adults, with a new statin prescription or a change in their stain treatment


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
To be recruited by Primary Care Physicians

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving a new statin prescription (naïve patients)
  • Patients having a change in their statin prescription (dose, switching, addition to another hypolipemic drug)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients without enough information in the medical records to complete the fields required in the eCRF
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01023503

Research Site
Barcelona, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fundació Institut Català de Farmacologia
  More Information

Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT01023503     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-CES-CRE-2009/1
Study First Received: October 31, 2009
Last Updated: July 23, 2013

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
New statins prescriptions in Spain (naive patients and switching)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Enzyme Inhibitors
Lipid Regulating Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017