Development of Small Airway Disease Questionnaire (SADQ)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01360294
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : May 25, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2013
University Medical Center Groningen
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
E. van der Wiel, University Medical Center Groningen
The aim of this study is to develop a patient reported outcome tool specific to small airways disease, which assesses symptoms and signs of small airways disease and may help in addition to FEF50% to discriminate between asthmatic patients with and without small airways disease.
Condition or disease
Inflammation of the small airways contributes to the severity of the disease and affects the quality of life of patients with asthma. However, the exact role and relevance of small airways disease in asthma is still unclear. This is partly due to the difficulty of measuring small airways pathology with a sensitive and specific parameter. The most commonly used variable as an indicator of small airway obstruction is the FEF50%. Currently, it is not known which clinical symptoms are associated with small airways disease and how a patient will perceive small airway abnormalities. This knowledge is important to assess small airways disease in patients with asthma and adjust therapy to improve quality of life.The primary purpose of this study is to develop a questionnaire for patients with asthma with and without small airways disease for general and specialist practice.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The study population will contain a total of 60 adult patients with asthma, 30 patients with small airways disease and 30 patients without small airways disease.
A doctor diagnosis of asthma
Age: ≥ 18 and ≤ 75 years
An FEF50% value that is included in either the lowest or the highest 25th percentile. (Percentiles based on the total asthma patient group present from Asthma/COPD service)
Recent exacerbation of asthma (<2 months) or upper respiration tract infection (<2 weeks)
Severe airway obstruction at baseline, FEV1pred< 50% or < 1.2L
Diagnosis of COPD or another pulmonary disease
Pregnancy or lactating women. (i.e. women of childbearing potential who do not use adequate anticonception as judged by the investigator).
Restriction, defined as FVC < 80%pred with FEV1/FVC >0.7