Effectiveness of Beclomethasone Dipropionate Nasal Aerosol for Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (BALANCE)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 3, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2014
United BioSource Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

June 28, 2012
July 3, 2012
April 15, 2014
July 2012
December 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in Rhinitis Control Assessment Test (RCAT) Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
The RCAT will be completed each month and uses a one-week recall period. This questionnaire has six items that ask about nasal and other allergy symptoms and the control of these symptoms. Each question is responded to on a scale of 1-5. The responses are summed to evaluate a total score. A higher score (22-30) indicates that symptoms are well controlled. A lower score (5-21) indicates that rhinitis symptoms are not well controlled.
Same as current
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  • Change in the Abbreviated Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM-9) score [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
    The TSQM-9 asks patients about their level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the medication they are taking in the study. The 3 subscales (effectiveness, convenience, global satisfaction) are rated separately, and there is no overall score. 7 questions have responses ranging from 1=extremely dissatisfied/difficult/inconvenient to 7=extremely satisfied/easy/convenient. 2 questions have responses ranging from 1=not at all confident/certain to 5=extremely confident/certain. Higher scores indicate greater satisfaction with the medication.
  • Change in the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire plus Classroom Impairment Questions: Allergy-specific (WPAI-CIQ-AS) score [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
    The WPAI-CIQ-AS is a 9-item, patient-reported scale that asks about the amount of time lost from work or academic classes due to allergies, as well as the impact of allergies on performing work in the workplace or in school or attending classes. It also asks about the effect of allergies on other usual daily activities. All questions ask for recall of the last 7 days. Outcomes are expressed as impairment percentages, with higher scores indicating greater impairment and less productivity.
  • Change in the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) score [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
    The PSQI is a self-rated questionnaire which assesses sleep quality and disturbances over a 1 month interval. 19 items generate 7 "component" scores: subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration, habitual sleep efficiency, sleep disturbances, use of sleeping medication, daytime dysfunction. The scores of these components yield a "global score". A global score of 5 or greater indicates a poor sleeper.
  • Change in the Mini Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (MiniRQLQ) score [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
    This 14-item scale covers 5 domains: activity limitations, practical problems, nose symptoms, eye symptoms, other symptoms. Responses range from 0=not troubled to 6=extremely troubled. 5 component scores and a global score are calculated. Higher scores indicate being more troubled as a result of nose/eye symptoms during the past week.
  • Change in overall healthcare utilization [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
    Medical resources include in-patient care (hospitalizations, days of hospitalization), emergency room, and out-patient visits to physicians and other healthcare providers. The health services utilization survey asks for a 3 month recall and will be completed at baseline and months 3, 6, 9, and 12.
  • Change in number of non-intranasal corticosteroids (INS) medications for allergic rhinitis (AR) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months ]
Same as current
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Effectiveness of Beclomethasone Dipropionate Nasal Aerosol for Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
Investigation of the Real World Effectiveness of Beclomethasone Dipropionate (BDP) Nasal Aerosol in Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (PAR) Patients
This study will be a prospective observational study of "real world" BDP nasal aerosol users with PAR, with or without seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). Subjects will respond to monthly online surveys regarding rhinitis control, concomitant medical conditions, concomitant (non-AR) medications, current AR therapy, and adverse events.
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Observational [Patient Registry]
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
6 Months
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Non-Probability Sample
Male and female patients, at least 12 years of age, with a diagnosis of PAR for at least one year and who are newly prescribed BDP nasal aerosol.
Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (PAR)
Drug: Beclomethasone Dipropionate (BDP) Nasal Aerosol
BDP nasal aerosol 320 mcg/day will be administered to all patients as 2 sprays in each nostril once daily.
Other Name: QNASL
Perennial Allergic Rhinitis patients
Intervention: Drug: Beclomethasone Dipropionate (BDP) Nasal Aerosol
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February 2014
December 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female
  • Age 12 years or greater at time of enrollment
  • Diagnosis of PAR for at least one year; and 2)a positive skin prick (ie, epicutaneous) or serum-specific IgE test within the past 2 years to a perennial allergen as appropriate for the location; and 3)PAR symptoms that are consistent with exposure to this allergen for at least one year
  • Uncontrolled rhinitis symptoms at the time of assessment as confirmed by a score of 21 or less on the RCAT
  • Newly prescribed BDP Nasal Aerosol (within the past 7 days but have not yet used)
  • Willing and able to complete surveys in English on a computer with internet access
  • Willing and able to provide informed consent prior to entering the study (or parent/caregiver/legal guardian if applicable)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current acute or chronic sinusitis or chronic purulent nasal discharge
  • Rhinitis medicamentosa or nasal structural abnormalities (including nasal polyps and clinically significant septal deviation) that significantly interfere with nasal airflow
  • Acute upper respiratory infection within the past 14 days
  • Used any pressurized metered-dose inhaler INS product (including BDP Nasal Aerosol and Ciclesonide Nasal Aerosol) within the past 90 days
  • Used any experimental therapy for AR within the past 30 days
  • Any condition which the investigator feels may interfere with the study
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
United BioSource Corporation
Principal Investigator: Mark Lepore, MD Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
April 2014