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Study Looking at Longitudinal Changes in Fatigue and Health Status in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Treated With Subcutaneous Anti-TNF-α Therapy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pfizer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01521884
First received: August 19, 2011
Last updated: February 3, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
  Purpose

People affected by rheumatoid arthritis are often suffering from fatigue and decreased QOL. In this study we are measuring the impact of SC biologics on these parameters.


Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Other: SC anti-TNF
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Longitudinal Changes In Fatigue And Health Status (aims2) In Ra Patients Treated With Sc Anti-tnf-alpha Therapy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale - Version 2 (AIMS2) Main Component Score at Baseline [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    AIMS2 is a disease-specific measure of physical, social, and emotional well-being. It is a 78-item questionnaire assessing 12 scales: moving capacities, walking and dexterity, hand and fingers movements, arm movements, self-care, household activities, social activities, support of family and friends, joint pain, work, nervous tension and psychological condition (anxiety and depression). Each item was scored as 0 (or 1, best situation) to 4 (worst situation). Sub-total score of each of the 12 scales normalized to a maximum of 10. Total score were calculated for AIMS2 Affect ([Level of tension + Mood]/2), AIMS2 Physical ([Mobility level + Walking and bending + Hand and finger function + Arm function + Self Care + Household tasks]/6), and AIMS2 Symptom (Arthritis pain) with total score range from 0 to 10 for all component scores, where higher scores indicated worse situation.

  • Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale - Version 2 (AIMS2) Main Component Score at Month 6 [ Time Frame: Month 6 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    AIMS2 is a disease-specific measure of physical, social, and emotional well-being. It is a 78-item questionnaire assessing 12 scales: moving capacities, walking and dexterity, hand and fingers movements, arm movements, self-care, household activities, social activities, support of family and friends, joint pain, work, nervous tension and psychological condition (anxiety and depression). Each item was scored as 0 (or 1, best situation) to 4 (worst situation). Sub-total score of each of the 12 scales normalized to a maximum of 10. Total score were calculated for AIMS2 Affect ([Level of tension + Mood]/2), AIMS2 Physical ([Mobility level + Walking and bending + Hand and finger function + Arm function + Self Care + Household tasks]/6), and AIMS2 Symptom (Arthritis pain) with total score range from 0 to 10 for all component scores, where higher scores indicated worse situation.

  • Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale - Version 2 (AIMS2) Main Component Score at Month 12 [ Time Frame: Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    AIMS2 is a disease-specific measure of physical, social, and emotional well-being. It is a 78-item questionnaire assessing 12 scales: moving capacities, walking and dexterity, hand and fingers movements, arm movements, self-care, household activities, social activities, support of family and friends, joint pain, work, nervous tension and psychological condition (anxiety and depression). Each item was scored as 0 (or 1, best situation) to 4 (worst situation). Sub-total score of each of the 12 scales normalized to a maximum of 10. Total score were calculated for AIMS2 Affect ([Level of tension + Mood]/2), AIMS2 Physical ([Mobility level + Walking and bending + Hand and finger function + Arm function + Self Care + Household tasks]/6), and AIMS2 Symptom (Arthritis pain) with total score range from 0 to 10 for all component scores, where higher scores indicated worse situation.

  • Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale - Version 2 (AIMS2) Main Component Score at Month 18 [ Time Frame: Month 18 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    AIMS2 is a disease-specific measure of physical, social, and emotional well-being. It is a 78-item questionnaire assessing 12 scales: moving capacities, walking and dexterity, hand and fingers movements, arm movements, self-care, household activities, social activities, support of family and friends, joint pain, work, nervous tension and psychological condition (anxiety and depression). Each item was scored as 0 (or 1, best situation) to 4 (worst situation). Sub-total score of each of the 12 scales normalized to a maximum of 10. Total score were calculated for AIMS2 Affect ([Level of tension + Mood]/2), AIMS2 Physical ([Mobility level + Walking and bending + Hand and finger function + Arm function + Self Care + Household tasks]/6), and AIMS2 Symptom (Arthritis pain) with total score range from 0 to 10 for all component scores, where higher scores indicated worse situation.

  • Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale - Version 2 (AIMS2) Main Component Score at Month 24 [ Time Frame: Month 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    AIMS2 is a disease-specific measure of physical, social, and emotional well-being. It is a 78-item questionnaire assessing 12 scales: moving capacities, walking and dexterity, hand and fingers movements, arm movements, self-care, household activities, social activities, support of family and friends, joint pain, work, nervous tension and psychological condition (anxiety and depression). Each item was scored as 0 (or 1, best situation) to 4 (worst situation). Sub-total score of each of the 12 scales normalized to a maximum of 10. Total score were calculated for AIMS2 Affect ([Level of tension + Mood]/2), AIMS2 Physical ([Mobility level + Walking and bending + Hand and finger function + Arm function + Self Care + Household tasks]/6), and AIMS2 Symptom (Arthritis pain) with total score range from 0 to 10 for all component scores, where higher scores indicated worse situation.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Fatigue Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6, 12, 18, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants recorded their fatigue score on a range of 0 to 10, where higher score indicated higher intensity of fatigue.

  • Disease Activity Score Based on 28-Joints Count and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (DAS 28-ESR) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6, 12, 18, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    DAS28-ESR was calculated from the number of swollen joints (SJC) and tender joints (TJC ) using the 28 joints count, the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (millimeter per hour [mm/hour]) and participant's assessment of disease activity visual analog scale (scores ranging 0 [very well] to 100 mm [extremely bad]). Total score range: 0-10, higher score=more disease activity (DA). DAS28-ESR less than equal to (<=) 3.2 = low disease activity, DAS28 greater than (>) 3.2 to 5.1 = moderate to high DA

  • Disease Activity Score Based on 28-Joints Count and C-Reactive Protein (DAS 28-CRP) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6, 12, 18, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    DAS28-CRP was calculated from the number of swollen joints ( SJC) and tender joints (TJC) count using 28 joint count and CRP (milligram per liter [mg/L]). Total score range: 0-10, higher score= more disease activity. DAS28 (CRP) : <3.2= low disease activity, >3.2 to 5.1 = moderate to high disease activity and less than (<)2.6 = remission.

  • Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) Total Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6, 12, 18, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    HAQ: 20-item participant-reported assessment of ability to perform tasks in 8 categories of daily living activities: dress/groom, arise, eat, walk, reach, grip, hygiene and common activities. Each item scored on 4-point scale, 0 to 3: 0=no difficulty; 1=some difficulty; 2=much difficulty; 3=unable to do. Overall score was computed as sum of item scores. HAQ total score was 0 to 60 (as used in Belgium), where greater score indicated greater difficulty.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Spearman Correlation Coefficient Between Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale - Version 2 (AIMS2) Main Components and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Fatigue Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6, 12, 18, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Spearman correlation coefficient between AIMS2 component score and VAS fatigue score (AIMS2 component score versus [vs] VAS fatigue) was calculated. AIMS2 : 78-item questionnaire assessing 12 scales. Each item was scored as 0 (or 1, best situation) to 4 (worst situation). Sub-total score of each of the 12 scales normalized to a maximum of 10. Total score were calculated for AIMS2 Affect ([Level of tension + Mood]/2), AIMS2 Physical ([Mobility level + Walking and bending + Hand and finger function + Arm function + Self Care + Household tasks]/6), and AIMS2 Symptom (Arthritis pain); total score range from 0 to 10, higher scores indicates worse situation and VAS score: Participants recorded their fatigue score on a range of 0 to 10, where higher score indicated higher intensity of fatigue.

  • Pearson Correlation Coefficient Between Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale - Version 2 (AIMS2) Main Components and Disease Activity Score Based on 28-Joints Count and Erythrocyte Sedimentation (DAS 28-ESR) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6,1 2, 18, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pearson correlation coefficient between AIMS2 component score and DAS28-ESR score (AIMS2 component score vs DAS28-ESR) was calculated. AIMS2: 78-item questionnaire assessing 12 scales. Each item was scored as 0 (or 1, best situation) to 4 (worst situation). Sub-total score of each of the 12 scales normalized to a maximum of 10. Total score were calculated for AIMS2 Affect ([Level of tension + Mood]/2), AIMS2 Physical ([Mobility level + Walking and bending + Hand and finger function + Arm function + Self Care + Household tasks]/6), and AIMS2 Symptom (Arthritis pain); total score range from 0 to 10, higher scores indicates worse situation and DAS28-ESR calculated from the number of SJC and TJC using the 28 joints count, ESR (mm/hour) and participant's assessment of disease activity VAS (scores ranging 0 [very well] to 100 mm [extremely bad]). Total score range: 0-10, higher score= more disease activity. DAS28-ESR <= 3.2 = low DA, DAS28 > 3.2 to 5.1 = moderate to high DA.

  • Pearson Correlation Coefficient Between Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale- Version 2 (AIMS2) Main Components and Disease Activity Score Based on 28-Joints Count and C-Reactive Protein (DAS 28-CRP) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6, 12, 18, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pearson correlation coefficient between AIMS2 component score and DAS28-CRP score (AIMS2 component score vs DAS28-CRP) was calculated. AIMS2: 78-item questionnaire assessing 12 scales. Each item was scored as 0 (or 1, best situation) to 4 (worst situation). Sub-total score of each of the 12 scales normalized to a maximum of 10. Total score were calculated for AIMS2 Affect ([Level of tension + Mood]/2), AIMS2 Physical ([Mobility level + Walking and bending + Hand and finger function + Arm function + Self Care + Household tasks]/6), and AIMS2 Symptom (Arthritis pain); total score range from 0 to 10, higher scores indicates worse situation DAS28-CRP was calculated from the number of SJC and TJC count using 28 joint count and CRP (mg/L). Total score range: 0-10, higher score= more disease activity. DAS28 (CRP): <3.2= low DA, >3.2 to 5.1 = moderate to high DA and <2.6 = remission.

  • Spearman Correlation Coefficient Between Disease Activity Score Based on 28-Joints Count and Erythrocyte Sedimentation (DAS 28-ESR) and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Fatigue Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6, 12, 18, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Spearman correlation coefficient between DAS28-ESR and VAS fatigue (DAS28-ESR vs VAS score) was calculated. DAS28-ESR calculated from the number of SJC and TJC using the 28 joints count, ESR (mm/hour) and participant's assessment of disease activity VAS (scores ranging 0 [very well] to 100 mm [extremely bad]). Total score range: 0-10, higher score= more disease activity. DAS28-ESR <= 3.2 = low DA, DAS28 > 3.2 to 5.1 = moderate to high DA and VAS fatigue = Participants recorded their fatigue score on a range of 0 to 10, where higher score indicated higher intensity of fatigue.

  • Spearman Correlation Coefficient Between Disease Activity Score Based on 28-Joints Count and C-Reactive Protein (DAS 28-CRP) and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Fatigue Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 6, 12, 18, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Spearman correlation coefficient between DAS28-CRP and VAS score (DAS28-CRP vs VAS score) was calculated. DAS28-CRP was calculated from the number of SJC and TJC count using 28 joint count and CRP (mg/L). Total score range: 0-10, higher score= more disease activity. DAS28 (CRP): <3.2= low DA, >3.2 to 5.1 = moderate to high DA and <2.6 = remission and VAS= Participants recorded their fatigue score on a range of 0 to 10, where higher score indicated higher intensity of fatigue.


Enrollment: 62
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: February 2014
Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
RA Patients treated with SC anti-TNF Other: SC anti-TNF
SC anti-TNF

Detailed Description:

Observational prospective study Purely descriptive

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

patients seen in a rheumatology practice

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients who:

  • Are active RA patients (as judged by treating MD)
  • Are 18 years of age or older at time of consent
  • Are scheduled by their rheumatologist to initiate SC anti-TNF-α therapy + MTX

Exclusion Criteria:

Use of biologics (or any experimental drug) in the last 3 months before initiation of SC anti-TNF-α therapy.

Participation in other clinical or observational trials

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01521884

Locations
Belgium
UZ Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pfizer
Investigators
Study Director: Pfizer CT.gov Call Center Pfizer
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Pfizer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01521884     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0881A1-4748, B1801046
Study First Received: August 19, 2011
Results First Received: February 3, 2015
Last Updated: February 3, 2015
Health Authority: Belgium: Institutional Review Board

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 27, 2015