Prospective Study on the Use of Transdermal Analgesic Buprenorphine Patches for Chronic Pain in the UK

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mundipharma Research Limited Identifier:
First received: October 20, 2010
Last updated: May 14, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
The primary objective of the study is the descriptive analysis of incidence & severity of side effects & reasons for discontinuation of the treatment of chronic pain with transdermal analgesic Buprenorphine patches.

Chronic Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The incidence and severity of side effects [ Time Frame: patients observed for 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Descriptive analysis of incidence and severity of side effects and reasons for discontinuation with Buprenorphine patches. Safety Issue - No

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Treatment patterns [ Time Frame: patients observed for 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Insight into patient profiles treatment patterns and satisfaction.

Estimated Enrollment: 750
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
750 patients that are treated with transdermal Buprenorphine patches for chronic pain will be included in the study. About 20% of patients are aimed to be patch-naive, ie have received their first prescription of transdermal analgesic patches within 1 month before inclusion in this observational study. Furthermore the study should not include more than 25% of cancer patients that are treated for chronic pain in order to ensure an appropriate mix of patient population.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients experiencing pain. They may be from primary or secondary care.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patient age > 18
  • Patient is treated with transdermal Buprenorphine
  • The patient is able to answer the patient's survey & has an estimated overall survival of minimum 6 months
  • The patient gives his/her informed, written consent to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patient Age < 18
  • Patient has less than 6 months survival expectancy
  • Patient is unable to answer the patient survey for whatever reason in any feasible form
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01225861

United Kingdom
Western Infirmary, Terrent Institute
Glasgow, United Kingdom, G11 6NT
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mundipharma Research Limited
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mundipharma Research Limited Identifier: NCT01225861     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 241437 
Study First Received: October 20, 2010
Last Updated: May 14, 2014
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
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