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To Assess the Level of Adherence of Subjects Receiving SAIZEN® Via Easypod™ in Australia (ECOS AUS)

This study has been completed.
Merck Serono Australia Pty Ltd
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck KGaA Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2011
Last updated: January 25, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
This is an Australian, Multicentre, Observational Registry to study Adherence and Long Term Outcomes of Therapy in paediatric subjects using easypod™ electromechanical device for growth hormone treatment to assess the level of adherence of subject receiving SAIZEN® via easypod™.

Condition Intervention
Growth Disorders
Device: easypod™

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Easypod Connect: An Australian Multi-centre, Observational Registry to Study Adherence and Long Term Outcomes of Therapy in Paediatric Subjects Using Easypod™ Electromechanical Device for Growth Hormone Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Merck KGaA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean percent of adherence by subject [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation of adherence and growth outcome after each year of SAIZEN® treatment with easypod™ [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 5 years ]
    Correlation of adherence and growth outcome (height velocity (HV), height velocity-standard deviation score (HV-SDS), height, change in height (height SDS) after each year of SAIZEN® treatment with easypod™

  • Subject adherence profile based on age, gender, indication, self-injection or not, time on treatment with easypod™ [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 5 years ]
  • Correlation of adherence with current IGF-I status (i.e. above, below or within normal ranges) [ Time Frame: At least 6 months and up to 5 years ]

Enrollment: 33
Actual Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2016
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: easypod™
    Saizen (Somatropin) as per Summary of Product Characteristics administered by easypod™
    Other Name: Somatropin
Detailed Description:

Subjects will be enrolled in a multicenter longitudinal observational registry. Parents/subjects will provide their Informed Consent/assent to upload their data for populationbased analyses and optionally to adhere to a patient adherence support program designed to improve their adherence and, ultimately, clinical outcomes. Adherence data will be primarily derived from the easypod™ device combined with physician data entry of outcome measures. Data will be collected retrospectively and prospectively. This will allow the establishment of adherence profiles and explore the hypothesis that patient adherence support programs improve adherence and subsequent clinical outcomes. Collected data will be also analyzed in a multinational pooled analysis of comparable national studies.

Primary Objective:

• To assess the level of adherence of subjects receiving SAIZEN® via easypod™

Secondary Objectives:

  • To describe the impact of adherence on clinical outcomes for subject receiving SAIZEN® via easypod™
  • To identify adherence subject profiling based on age, gender, self injection or not, time on treatment, medical history at time of enrollment
  • To assess the impact of adherence on Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1) (above, below or within normal ranges)

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Paediatric subjects (aged 2-18) who are taking SAIZEN® for registered indications using the Easypod™ electromechanical device.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Administered growth hormone via the easypod™ electromechanical device according to the SAIZEN® Product Information
  • Aged between 2 and 18 years
  • Appropriate Informed Consent/Assent provided

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with mature bone age taking growth hormone (i.e. for taking growth hormone for its metabolic effects)
  • Contra-indications to SAIZEN® as defined in SAIZEN® Product Information
  • Use of an investigational drug or participation in another interventional clinical trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01309555

For Recruiting Locations in Australia
please contact the Merck KGaA Communication Center, Australia
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck KGaA
Merck Serono Australia Pty Ltd
Study Director: Medical Responsible Merck Serono Australia Pty Ltd
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck KGaA Identifier: NCT01309555     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMR 200104-521
Study First Received: March 3, 2011
Last Updated: January 25, 2017

Keywords provided by Merck KGaA:
Growth disorders
Growth hormone
Pediatric subject

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Growth Disorders
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 26, 2017