Prospective, Multicenter Non Interventional Study to Evaluate Adherence to Betaferon Over a 2 Years Period (SEPLUS)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 3, 2015
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February 25, 2010
February 26, 2010
July 3, 2015
May 2010
November 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
The adherence to treatment (rate of patients continuing with Betaferon® regimen after 24 months) [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
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  • Compliance to Betaferon according physician (rate of patients with compliance rater > 94,5%) [ Time Frame: 6 months, 12 months, 24 months ]
  • Adherence to treatment (rate of patients continuing with the Betaferon® regimen at 6 and 12 months) [ Time Frame: 6 months, 12 months ]
  • Rate of patients with prematurely study discontinuation [ Time Frame: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months ]
  • Patient's autonomy with regard to the Betaferon® injections (Number of injections realized by the patient alone/total number of injections) [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
  • Tolerability of Betaferon injections (rate and number of injections) [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
  • Patient's Quality of Life (Mean total score of FAMS [Functional Assessment of Multiple Sclerosis]) [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
  • Fatigue (mean total score of FSS [Fatigue Severity scale]) [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
  • Progression of clinical Condition( annual rate of Relapses) [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
  • Percentage of patients with change of in EDSS (Expanded Disability Status Scale) < 1 between M0 and end of the study [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
  • Percentage of patients with change in EDSS< 1 and no relapse between M0 and M24 [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
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Prospective, Multicenter Non Interventional Study to Evaluate Adherence to Betaferon Over a 2 Years Period
Prospective Multicenter, Non Interventional Study to Evaluate the Patient's Characteristics Associated With Adherence to Treatment Regimen by Betaferon in the BetaPlus Program
The aim of the SEPLUS study is to evaluate the patients characteristics associated with adherence to Betaferon over a 24-month follow up period after the initiation of Betaferon in the BetaPlus program
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Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Retention:   None Retained
Non-Probability Sample
Multiple Sclerosis
Drug: Interferon beta-1b (Betaseron, BAY86-5046)
Betaferon 250 microgram
Group 1
Intervention: Drug: Interferon beta-1b (Betaseron, BAY86-5046)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
July 2014
November 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female >/= 18 years old
  • Outpatient with a confirmed diagnosis of Recurrent-Remittent multiple sclerosis or patients at high risk of developing multiple sclerosis after a first demyelinating clinical event
  • Patient who initiated Betaferon as described by SmPC less than 2 months ago. The decision of physician is clearly separated from the decision to include the patient in the study
  • Treatment naïve patients before the initiation of Betaferon
  • OR Patients having interrupted Betaferon for more than 6 months before to start again
  • OR Patients receiving a disease modifying drug (DMD) other than Betaferon
  • Patient with EDSS score < 4
  • Patients approved and signed an inform consent and approved the collect of their data

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications and warning of the respective Summary of Product Characteristics
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
BF0910FR ( Other Identifier: company internal )
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Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
July 2015