The Impact of Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs) and Associated Support Services on Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) and Outcomes (PROs) in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (RMS) Patients

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Merck Serono Limited, UK
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First received: May 15, 2012
Last updated: May 2, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

The objective is to establish the impact of current disease modifying therapies (DMTs) and associated support services on Patient Reported Experience Measures and Patient Reported Outcomes in relation to the treatment and management of Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis in the United Kingdom (UK).

Condition Intervention
Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Drug: Rebif
Other: other disease modifying therapies (DMT)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Impact of Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs) and Associated Support Services on Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) and Outcomes (PROs) in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (RMS) Patients

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Treatment Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The survey sample size has been calculated based on the TSQM-9 questionnaire in order to compare scores between both patient cohorts.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Work Productivity [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Work Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAI) Questionnaire

  • Health Related Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale (MSIS-29) v2.0 Questionnaire

  • Health Related Quality of Life EuroQoL (EQ-5D)-5L Questionaire [ Time Frame: 96 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Device satisfaction [ Time Frame: 96 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Concerns Questionnaire (MSTCQ) is an MS-specific treatment satisfaction questionnaire that evaluates injection system satisfaction and side effects

  • Evaluation of support services [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patient evaluation of Manufacturer, Homecare and NHS support services

Enrollment: 516
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Cohort 1 Drug: Rebif
Cohort 2 Other: other disease modifying therapies (DMT)


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

Patients in the UK newly diagnosed with RMS (and naive to previous DMT) and receiving a DMT that can be self-administered


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis patients aged 18 years or over.
  • Naive to previous DMT therapy and not yet started treatment with a disease modifying therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participating in an MS-related clinical trial.
  • Unwilling to provide electronic online consent.
  • Any disability that may impair them from being able to complete the online questionnaire.
  • Do not have regular access to the Internet.
  • Unable to complete the baseline questionnaire before they receive their first DMT injection.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01601119

United Kingdom
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck KGaA
Merck Serono Limited, UK
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Serono Limited, UK
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Responsible Party: Merck KGaA Identifier: NCT01601119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMR200136_550
Study First Received: May 15, 2012
Last Updated: May 2, 2014
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Merck KGaA:
Multiple Sclerosis
Patient reported outcome
Patient reported experience

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 23, 2015