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Study Evaluating Preference, Satisfaction And Correct Use Of Inhalers In COPD Patients (INHALATOR)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01727024
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 15, 2012
Results First Posted : January 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This study compared the correct use of and patient preference for two drug delivery systems (inhalers) in patients with COPD

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Drug: Tiotropium Drug: Indacaterol Phase 4

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study to Evaluate the Preference, Satisfaction and Correct Use of Inhalers in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Study Start Date : April 2013
Primary Completion Date : November 2015
Study Completion Date : November 2015

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Indacaterol (QAB149) Breezhaler®
In period 1, participants received Indacaterol 150 mcg once daily via Breezhaler® device for 7 days, followed by a 7-day washout. In period 2, participants received Tiotropium 2.5 mcg, in 2 consecutive puffs, once daily via Respimat® device for 7 days.
Drug: Indacaterol
Indacaterol via Breezhaler® device once a day
Other Names:
  • Onbrez™
  • Onbrize™
Active Comparator: Tiotropium Respimat®
In period 1, participants received Tiotropium 2.5 mcg, in 2 consecutive puffs, once daily via Respimat® device for 7 days, followed by a 7-day washout. In period 2, participants received Indacaterol 150 mcg once daily via Breezhaler® device for 7 days.
Drug: Tiotropium
Tiotropium via Respimat® device once a day
Other Name: Spiriva®


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants Who Correctly Used the Device at the Start of Handling the Device [ Time Frame: day 1 ]
    The correct use of 2 drug delivery systems was measured. Participants were given written instructions prior to the first treatment at day one and a check list was used to report the proper handling of the devices.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants Correctly Using the Device After One Week of Handling [ Time Frame: day 7 ]
    The correct use of 2 drug delivery systems was measured. Participants were given written instructions prior to the first treatment at day one and a check list was used to report the proper handling of the devices.

  2. Mean Score of the Feeling of Satisfaction With the Inhaler (FSI-10) Questionnaire [ Time Frame: day 7 ]

    Participants completed the FSI-10 questionnaire to assess their satisfaction with the devices.

    The questionnaire contained 10 questions. each one with 5 possible answers in a Likert scale from 5 (a lot) to 1 (almost nothing). The total overall satisfaction score ranged from 0 - 50. Higher values indicated greater satisfaction


  3. Number of Participants With Preference for Either Device [ Time Frame: day 7 ]
    Participants answered a single question to determine their device preference.

  4. Number of Participnats With Difficulties Experienced When Handling the Devices [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    Participants used a patient diary to report difficulties with handling the device. Thirteen difficulty categories were assessed.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male and female adults aged ≥40 years, who have signed an Informed Consent form prior to initiation of any study-related procedure.
  2. Co-operative outpatients with a diagnosis of moderate COPD as classified by the GOLD Guidelines 2010 or grade A in GOLD 2011and including:

    • Smoking history of at least 10 pack years
    • FEV1/FVC < 70%

Key Exclusion criteria:

  1. Previous diagnosis of asthma
  2. Pregnant or nursing women
  3. Hospitalization or emergency room attendance due to COPD exacerbation within 3 months prior to visit 1
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01727024


Locations
Brazil
Novartis Investigative Site
Goiania, GO, Brazil, 74110-030
Novartis Investigative Site
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, 30130-100
Novartis Investigative Site
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, 30150-281
Novartis Investigative Site
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 20551-030
Novartis Investigative Site
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 90020-090
Novartis Investigative Site
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 90610-000
Novartis Investigative Site
Florianopolis, SC, Brazil, 88040-970
Novartis Investigative Site
Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil, 14048-900
Novartis Investigative Site
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 04039-004
Novartis Investigative Site
São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 01224-000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01727024     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CQAB149BBR02
First Posted: November 15, 2012    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: January 6, 2017
Last Update Posted: January 24, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Breezhaler
Respimat
Indacaterol
Tiotropium

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Tiotropium Bromide
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Parasympatholytics
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action