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The Corrona RA Data Collection Program (CORRONA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01402661
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : July 26, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 9, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The Corrona Data Collection Program study is designed to systematically collect and document use patterns, effectiveness, and safety of DMARDs (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs), biologic agents and any other treatments currently used in the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Undifferentiated Arthritis (UA), Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), and other rheumatic diseases. Data collected through the Corrona Data Collection Program will be maintained in a comprehensive database (the Corrona Database), which will be used for purposes related to clinical, outcomes, and market research. Participating physicians will have access to information about their own participating patients, and may use this information for purposes such as research and in providing patient care. It is anticipated that the study data may help improve the quality of information upon which clinical decisions are based.

Condition or disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Detailed Description:

The Corrona Data Collection Program represents a novel advance by collecting, analyzing, and reporting real-time data trends on these issues. Information gathered through the Corrona Data Collection Program is maintained in a comprehensive database (the Corrona Database). The Corrona Organization provides participating sites with access to technology that enables them to interact with and manipulate data maintained in the Corrona Database on their own patient populations. The Corrona Organization uses the Corrona Database for purposes related to clinical, marketing, and outcomes research. Significantly, the Corrona Organization intends to conduct its own novel clinical trials in rheumatology. In addition, the Corrona Organization provides reports regarding information contained in the Corrona Database for a fee to select industry subscribers who are not allowed direct access to the Corrona Database. Rather, they are permitted to submit research queries to the Corrona Organization which are executed by the Corrona biostatisticians who generate appropriate responses to queries.

Physicians and subjects complete Corrona Data Collection Program Questionnaires (see Appendix B) approximately every four months (RA) or six months (PsA and UA). During the course of a regularly-scheduled office visit, the physician performs assessments as mandated on the Corrona Data Collection Program Physician Questionnaires with recording of pertinent data. Results from certain laboratory tests are included, but not mandated, on these Questionnaires. Subjects are asked to complete Data Collection Program Questionnaires designed to capture information ranging from their general demographics and experience with prescription drug use to an overall global assessment of their disease. During their regularly-scheduled physician office visits, it is anticipated that they will spend approximately five to ten minutes completing the Questionnaires. Neither the Questionnaires completed by physicians nor the Questionnaires completed by subjects contain subject's names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, or social security numbers.

Patients are enrolled in the Corrona Data Collection Program during regularly-scheduled office visits. Upon enrollment, physicians complete a set of Enrollment Questionnaires, including a 28 joint count (see Appendix C) and the New Biologic Start (NBS) Questionnaire when appropriate. Subjects also complete a Corrona Data Collection Program Enrollment Questionnaire along with Health Assessment and EQ5D

In the event of a biologic new start or biologic switch in a RA patient, the physician will complete the NBS Questionnaire, Appendix A. Appendix B is to be completed by the physician and subject cooperatively at the very next Corrona visit. If the Appendix B of this Questionnaire is completed at a visit other than the next subsequent visit, the set of Appendices will be null and void. In the event a subject initiates A NEW BIOLOGIC and discontinues a biologic at the same visit, then both Appendices A (FOR THE NEW BIOLOGIC) and B (FOR THE BIOLOGIC BEING DISCONTINUED) will be completed at the same visit.

Data are collected on subjects for as long as they consent to remain in the study.

Any adverse events that are spontaneously volunteered by the subject or discovered as a result of general questioning by the investigator should be recorded on the Provider Follow-up Questionnaire for that visit.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 33312 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Corrona RA Data Collection Program
Study Start Date : February 2002
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2100

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Groups and Cohorts

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Pts presenting to enrolling sites across the US are invited to enroll if eligible.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patterns, effectiveness, and safety of DMARDs, biologic agents and any other treatments currently used in the management of RA [ Time Frame: Data are collected on subjects for as long as they consent to remain in the study ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients are enrolled in the CORRONA Data Collection Program during regularly-scheduled office visits. Selected rheumatologists are invited to participate as investigators in the CORRONA Data Collection Program. Physicians are selected carefully in an effort to ensure enrollment of subjects that represent a reasonable representation of a cross-section of the population throughout the country with rheumatic diseases. All potential sites are screened for clinical research experience and adherence to GCP (Good Clinical Practice) guidelines

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age or older.
  2. Be able and willing to provide written consent for participation in the RA Registry, including the collection of Protected Health Information (PHI). At a minimum, Full Name and Date of Birth (or Social Security number) are required.
  3. Have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis by a rheumatologist according to the 1987 ARA or 2010 ACR/EULAR RA Classification Criteria.
  4. Meet one or more of the following criteria:

    1. Currently receiving or initiating an FDA-approved biologic (originator or biosimilar),targeted synthetic DMARD (i.e. JAK inhibitor), and / or conventional DMARD for the treatment of RA; or
    2. Diagnosed within the last 12 months regardless of treatment regimen; or
    3. Previously enrolled in Corrona CERTAIN or Treat to Target studies, regardless of treatment regimen.

Exclusion Criteria:

The patient must not:

  1. Have a diagnosis of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), Spondyloarthritis (SpA), Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or any other form of autoimmune inflammatory arthritis.
  2. Patients participating in or planning to participate in a clinical drug trial (phase I-III) or a postmarketing study or registry (phase IV) are not eligible for enrollment.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01402661

United States, New York
Center for Rheumatology
Albany, New York, United States, 12206
Sponsors and Collaborators
Corrona, LLC.
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Study Director: Joel Kremer, MD Center for Rheumatology
More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Corrona, LLC.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01402661     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Corrona-RA-100
First Posted: July 26, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 9, 2017
Last Verified: August 2016

Keywords provided by Corrona, LLC.:
rheumatoid arthritis
psoriatic arthritis
disease registry

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases