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PRISM Registry: Pseudobulbar Affect Registry Series

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Avanir Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: June 2, 2011
Last updated: April 15, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

PBA is a neurologic condition that is estimated to impact over a million patients and their families in the United States. PBA occurs secondary to an otherwise unrelated neurologic disease or injury, and manifests as involuntary, frequent, and disruptive outbursts of crying and/or laughing. Progress has been made in better understanding this debilitating condition, but much more needs to be done. That's why a new PBA patient registry, PRISM (Pseudobulbar Affect RegIstry Series), has been initiated.

The goal of PRISM is to establish the prevalence and quality of life (QOL) impact of PBA in patients with underlying neurologic conditions including

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

Because this is an observational registry, it doesn't require you to intervene with any specific treatment or procedure. Your participation allows the PRISM registry to collect and analyze data from your site and also compare it to national numbers captured in the PRISM registry about PBA across all of the major at-risk neurologic populations.

Alzheimer's Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Parkinson's Disease
Traumatic Brain Injury

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: PRISM Registry: Pseudobulbar Affect Registry Series

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Avanir Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of PBA (using CNS-LS) [ Time Frame: Upon Study Enrollment/Entry ]
    The objective of the registry is to determine the prevalence of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in patients with certain underlying neurologic conditions: Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease (PD), Stroke (STR), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Presence of PBA symptoms was defined as CNS-LS score >=13.

Enrollment: 5290
Study Start Date: May 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The population for this study will be 18 years and over

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All participants must have underlying neurologic conditions known to be risk factors of PBA: Alzheimer's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • The population for this study will be 18 years and over
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01366027

United States, California
Avanir Pharmaceuticals
Aliso Viejo, California, United States, 92656
Sponsors and Collaborators
Avanir Pharmaceuticals
Study Chair: Randall Kaye, MD Avanir Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Avanir Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01366027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-AVR-REG-001
Study First Received: June 2, 2011
Last Updated: April 15, 2014

Keywords provided by Avanir Pharmaceuticals:
pseudobulbar affect

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Injuries
Motor Neuron Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries
Neuromuscular Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
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