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Observational Study on Costs and Caregiver Burden in Alzheimer's Disease

This study has been completed.
i3 Innovus
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: June 16, 2008
Last updated: February 19, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
Objective of study is to assess the costs of care, objective and subjective caregiver burden and quality of life in relation to disease severity measured by cognitive function, ADL capabilities and presence of behavioral disturbances in Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Observational Study on Costs and Caregiver Burden in Alzheimer's Disease

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Disability Assessment for Dementia Scale (DAD), Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire (NPI-Q) [ Time Frame: Collected one time only ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Resource Utilization in Dementia (RUD) [ Time Frame: collected one time only ]
  • Short Form - 12 domains instrument (SF-12) [ Time Frame: collected one time only ]
  • World Health Organization Quality of Life instrument (WHO-QoL) [ Time Frame: collected one time only ]
  • Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview (ZBI) [ Time Frame: collected one time only ]
  • 15 domains Quality of Life Index instrument (15D) [ Time Frame: collected one time only ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2400
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2009
1200 adults with mild to severe Alzheimer's disease
1200 informal caregivers


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults with Alzheimer's Disease and their informal caregivers are recruited from both outpatient settings and long-term residential care settings

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of possible or probable Alzheimer's disease, with or without vascular elements
  • The primary caregiver can be identified
  • The patient and his/her primary caregiver are both willing and able to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient or caregiver affected by alcohol or narcotics to the extent that it interferes with the completion of the study
  • Patient or caregiver does not understand English
  • Patient and/ or caregiver is the physician or physician's staff
  • Patient and/ or caregiver is a family member of the physician or physician's staff
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00698165

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Sponsors and Collaborators
i3 Innovus
Study Director: Linus Jönsson i3 Innovus
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Responsible Party: Hans-Göran Hårdemark, Medical Science Director, AstraZeneca R&D Identifier: NCT00698165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EHE 1100
Study First Received: June 16, 2008
Last Updated: February 19, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 21, 2017