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Assessment of Comorbidities in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in European Symptomatic Subjects From Primary Care (ACCESS)

This study has been completed.
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GlaxoSmithKline Identifier:
First received: January 12, 2012
Last updated: January 16, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
This is a prospective, observational, non-drug interventional, non-randomized study to compare the rate of moderate-severe COPD exacerbations in patients of all Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) severities with and without cardiovascular diseases. A total study population of 3330 subjects will be recruited by general practitioners (GPs) and assessed over a 27 month time frame.

Condition Intervention
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Procedure: Spirometry

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Assessment of Comorbidities in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in European Symptomatic Subjects From Primary Care

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of COPD Exacerbation [ Time Frame: From 15 months pre-baseline to 24 months post-baseline. ]
    COPD exacerbations (moderate-severe severity), defined as a worsening of symptoms that require oral corticosteroids or antibiotics or hospitalization, or any combination of these.

  • Presence and severity of cardiovascular disease. [ Time Frame: From 3 months pre-baseline to 24 months post-baseline. ]
    The presence and severity pre-defined cardiovascular diseases.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Presence and severity of other comorbidities [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months post baseline. ]
    The presence and severity of pre-defined comorbidities (depression/anxiety, diabetes with and without target organ disease, sleep apnoea syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux, hypercholesterolemia, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcer, other treated comorbidities) .

  • Spirometry [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months post baseline. ]
    Post-bronchodilator FEV1 and forced vital capacity (FVC), FEV1/FVC ratio and FEV1 % of predicted.

  • Health status [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months post baseline. ]
    As determined by COPD Assessment Test (CAT), EuroQOL Five Dimensions Questionnaire (EQ-5D), Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADS) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Frequency Scale for the Symptoms of Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (FSSG).

  • Dyspnoea [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months post baseline. ]
    As determined by the modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) scale.

  • Number of Deaths [ Time Frame: up to 24 months post baseline. ]
    Patients who die during the study, including the reason for death, where known.

  • Healthcare Utilisation [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months post baseline. ]
    Number of unscheduled GP contacts and Hospitalisations

  • Blood Chemistry [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months post baseline. ]
    Including glucose; Haemoglobin A1C (HbA1c); low density lipoprotein (LDL-c), High density lipoprotein (HDL-c), Total cholesterol; triglycerides, prohormone natriuretic peptide (pro-BNP); high-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP); protein; full blood count

  • Electrocardiogram [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months post baseline. ]
    Assessment of normal or abnormal readings. Qualitative description and QT interval.

  • Bone fractures [ Time Frame: Within 12 months prior to baseline and up to 24 months post baseline ]
    The number and location of bone fractures.

Enrollment: 3500
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
All subjects enrolled in the study
Procedure: Spirometry
Assessment of lung function by spirometry

Detailed Description:
COPD is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Comorbid diseases are an important factor in the prognosis and functional capabilities of COPD patients. There is a relationship between cardiac comorbidity and COPD exacerbation frequency within COPD patients. The main objective of this study is to compare the rate of moderate-severe COPD exacerbations in patients of all COPD severities with and without cardiovascular diseases. Secondary objectives will characterize the prevalence, severity and incidence over time of comorbidities and explore the relationships between comorbidities and rate of COPD exacerbations, force expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) decline and quality of life. This will be a prospective, observational, non-drug interventional, non-randomized study that will be carried out in up to 8 European countries. All patients will be enrolled by GP outpatient clinics and data will be collected over 4 visits (screening [-3 months], baseline, 12 months post baseline 24 months post baseline) and, additionally by 6 telephone calls (at 3, 6, 9, 15, 18 and 21 months post baseline). The study population will consist of 3330 evaluable patients with diagnosed COPD of any severity grade with and without comorbidities. Subjective and objective data on pre-defined comorbidities will be collected and analyzed.

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care outpatients who have a an established clinical history of COPD for a minimum of 12 months.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients aged ≥ 40 years
  • An established clinical history of COPD for a minimum of 12 months, of any severity.
  • FEV1/FVC post-bronchodilator ratio < 0.70 (within the last 12 months, or confirmed at the screening visit [or 4 weeks after the screening visit if patient's COPD is not stable]).
  • Current or ex-smokers with a smoking history of at least 10 pack-years
  • A signed and dated written informed consent is obtained prior to participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • In the opinion of the investigator, there is a current primary diagnosis of asthma (patients with a primary diagnosis of COPD but who also have asthma may be included)
  • A diagnosis of fibrosis or asbestosis
  • Diagnosis of cancer - current or within the last 5 years (patients in remission for ≥ 5 years may be included). Patients diagnosed with cancer during the study will be withdrawn
  • Diagnosis of clinically significant bronchiectasis
  • Subjects who are concurrently participating in any clinical study or who have received any investigational drugs within 4 weeks of baseline, or who will start any during the study period.
  • Unable to or unwilling to conform with the study requirements including completion of the health status questionnaires
  • Females who are pregnant or lactating.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01516528

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline Identifier: NCT01516528     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 115058
Study First Received: January 12, 2012
Last Updated: January 16, 2017

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
lung function
chronic bronchitis
cardiovascular disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Chronic Disease
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 25, 2017