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Survey of Prevalence of Loss of Appetite in Subject With Health Disorders (SPLASH)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bayer Identifier:
First received: April 13, 2012
Last updated: February 10, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
The study is an epidemiological survey to find out the incidence of loss of appetite in Indian patients suffering from various health disorders. This survey will be conducted to obtain information on appetite from a total of 17500 subjects This study does not intend to study the effect of any drugs. The primary source of information will be the subjects themselves. The study will be conducted at 275 - 350 centres spread across India.This is a single visit study.The physician will conduct routine clinical, physical and general examination.

Condition Intervention
Appetite Other: No Drug

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Survey of Prevalence of Loss of Appetite in Subject With Health Disorders.

Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients with loss of appetite [ Time Frame: 1 Day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients with fatigue [ Time Frame: 1 Day ]
  • Distribution of fatigue among the patients with respect to disease [ Time Frame: 1 Day ]
  • Percentage of patients with moderate to very severe Fatigue. [ Time Frame: 1 Day ]

Enrollment: 16629
Study Start Date: May 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2015
Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1 Other: No Drug
No intervention will be given to subjects, survey of loss of appetite in patients suffering from various healthcare disorders.


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
Patient with various health related disoder

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and Non-pregnant women ≥ 18 years of age recuperating from healthcare disorders like:Malaria fever, Typhoid or enteric fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Acute infections including respiratory, urinary tract infections etc treated with antibiotic
  • Tuberculosis
  • Patient discharged from hospital after general surgical procedures like acute appendectomy, etc.
  • Any other condition

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients unwilling to provide informed consent & comply with the study procedure
  • Patient using drugs which affect appetite like Cyproheptadine etc.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01592149

Many Locations, India
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT01592149     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16235
Study First Received: April 13, 2012
Last Updated: February 10, 2015

Keywords provided by Bayer:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 19, 2017