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A Scandinavian Non-interventional Study of Adherence to RebiSmart Administered Rebif New Formulation (RNF) Treatment in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) Subjects (SCANSMART)

This study has been completed.
Merck Serono Norway
Smerud Medical Research International AS
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck KGaA Identifier:
First received: May 17, 2010
Last updated: July 15, 2014
Last verified: September 2012
The primary objective is to determine adherence to Rebif® New Formulation administered by RebiSmart during 12 weeks of therapy in patients with RRMS.

Condition Intervention
Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)
Device: RebiSmart

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Scandinavian Non-interventional Study of Adherence to RebiSmart Administered Rebif New Formulation (RNF) Treatment in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) Subjects: the ScanSmart Study

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Further study details as provided by Merck KGaA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Adherence assessment [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Adherence to RNF administered by RebiSmart during 12 weeks of therapy in patients with RRMS

Enrollment: 61
Study Start Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: RebiSmart
    Treatment with Rebif New Formulation using RebiSmart.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Neurology Clinics at Danish and Norwegian hospitals (single treatment group)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females between 18 and 65 years of age
  • Have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) according to the revised McDonald Criteria (2005)
  • Having an expanded disability status scale (EDSS) of less than 6 at the screening visit or within 2 months prior to the screening visit
  • Stable treatment (defined as treatment after titration period) with RebiSmart administered Rebif new formulation (RNF) 22/44 mcg subcutaneously thrice a week for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to inclusion
  • Previously treated with disease modifying drugs (DMDs) for a minimum of 6 months prior to the screening visit
  • Female subjects must be neither pregnant nor breast-feeding and must lack child-bearing potential as defined by either:

    • Post-menopausal or surgically sterile; or
    • Using a highly effective method of contraception for the duration of the study. This is defined as a method that results in a low failure rate (i.e. less than 1% per year) when used consistently and correctly , and includes for instance implants, injectables, combined oral contraceptives, intra-uterine device (IUD), sexual abstinence or vasectomized partner
  • Have a scheduled visit 12 weeks after the inclusion visit
  • Willing and able to comply with the protocol for the duration of the study
  • Have given written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have had a relapse within 30 days prior to the first visit
  • Have any contra-indications to treatment with Interferon-beta 1a according to Summary of Product Characteristics
  • Have any other significant disease that in the Investigator's opinion would exclude the subject from the trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01125475

Sandvika Nevrosenter
Sandvika, Sandviksveien 178, Norway, N-1337
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck KGaA
Merck Serono Norway
Smerud Medical Research International AS
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Serono Norway
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck KGaA Identifier: NCT01125475     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMR 701068-521
Study First Received: May 17, 2010
Last Updated: July 15, 2014

Keywords provided by Merck KGaA:
Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Interferon beta-1a
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017