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Observational Study of Norditropin NordiFlex® With NordiFlex PenMate™

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: December 22, 2011
Last updated: November 16, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
This study is conducted in Europe. The aim of this study is to evaluate ease of injection of growth hormone in patients using Norditropin NordiFlex® with NordiFlex PenMate™. Convenience and tolerability of NordiFlex PenMate™ - an automatic injection and a needle hiding device - is also evaluated.

Condition Intervention
Growth Hormone Disorder
Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children
Delivery Systems
Device: NordiFlex PenMate™

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational Study to Assess Ease of Use, Acceptability and Preference of Norditropin NordiFlex® With NordiFlex PenMate™ in Subjects on Prescribed Growth Hormone Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Novo Nordisk A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of subjects that find growth hormone injection using Norditropin Nordiflex® with NordiFlex PenMate™ very easy or easy as assessed by patient/parent questionnaire [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ease of teaching how to use Norditropin Nordiflex® with NordiFlex PenMate™ as assessed by nurse questionnaires [ Time Frame: Week 0 ]
  • Patient/parent overall acceptance of Norditropin Nordiflex® with NordiFlex PenMate™ as assessed by questionnaire [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
  • Compliance to treatment as assessed by patient/parent diary [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
  • Evaluation of tolerability, when using Norditropin Nordiflex® with NordiFlex PenMate™, by collecting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs), Serious Adverse Drug Reactions (SADRs) and clinical technical complaints [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]

Enrollment: 84
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
PenMate device Device: NordiFlex PenMate™
Subjects whom will be offered growth hormone (Norditropin NordiFlex®) on prescription as part of normal clinical practice will be asked to evaluate the NordiFlex PenMate™ device.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects from secondary care physicians who prescribe growth hormone will be included in the study. Children who are available for Norditropin® treatment in accordance with the labelling will be included in the study: Newly-diagnosed subjects who have never received growth hormone therapy before and subjects in whom physician identifies a need for switch to another growth hormone preparation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • After the physician decision has been made to use Norditropin Nordiflex® growth hormone therapy in accordance with the locally approved labelling, any subject is eligible for the study, including newly diagnosed subjects who have never received growth hormone therapy before and subjects who were treated with the other growth hormone products (with exclusion of patients who received previously Norditropin Nordiflex®) and need to be switched to a new product. The selection of the subjects will be at the discretion of the individual physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications to Norditropin® growth hormone therapy
  • Subjects who have received Norditropin NordiFlex® prior to this study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01500486

Novo Nordisk Investigational Site
Mainz, Germany, 55127
Novo Nordisk Investigational Site
Alphen a/d Rijn, Netherlands
Novo Nordisk Investigational Site
Malmö, Sweden, 202 15
Novo Nordisk Investigational Site
Malmö, Sweden, SE-202 15
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT01500486     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GH-3717
Study First Received: December 22, 2011
Last Updated: November 16, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017