We are updating the design of this site. Learn more.
Show more
ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

An Observational Study of the Real Life Management of the Psoriasis Patients Treated With Enbrel According to the New Reimbursement Criteria (BEFLEX)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01557283
First Posted: March 19, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 30, 2014
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pfizer
  Purpose

With the new reimbursement criteria, we want:

To describe the average treatment duration of patients with Enbrel expressed as a number of weeks/year.

To describe the number of patients who receive continuous treatment To describe the number of patients who receive intermittent treatment To describe the number of weeks off treatment


Condition Intervention
Plaque Psoriasis Patients Other: Enbrel treatment

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Observational Study of the Real Life Management of the Psoriasis Patients Treated With Enbrel According to the New Reimbursement Criteria - Beflex Study

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Weeks of Etanercept Treatment [ Time Frame: Baseline up to end of study (90 weeks) ]
    Average duration of time in weeks for treatment with etanercept was reported.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Weeks of Off-Treatment [ Time Frame: Baseline up to end of study (90 weeks) ]
    Total duration of time in weeks for which participants discontinued etanercept treatment was reported.

  • Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) Score [ Time Frame: Start and end of cycle 1, 2, 3 ]
    Combined assessment of lesion severity and area affected into single score. Body was divided into 4 sections: head, arms, trunk, and legs. For each section, percent (%) area of skin involved was estimated: 0 = 0%, 1 = less than (<) 10%, 2 = 10 to <30%, 3 = 30 to <50%, 4 = 50 to <70%, 5= 70 to <90%, 6 = 90 to 100%. Severity was estimated by clinical signs: erythema, induration, desquamation; scale: 0 = none to 4 = maximum. Final PASI = sum of severity parameters for each section*area score*weight of section (head: 0.1, arms: 0.2, body: 0.3, legs: 0.4); total possible score range: 0= no disease to 72= maximal disease.

  • Percentage of Body Surface Area (BSA) Affected by Psoriasis [ Time Frame: Start and end of cycle 1, 2, 3 ]
    Percentage of body surface area affected by psoriasis was estimated using the palm method: one of the participant's palm to proximal interphalangeal and thumb = 1 percent (%) of total BSA. Regions of the body were assigned specific number of palms with percentage [Head and neck = 10% (10 palms), upper extremities = 20% (20 palms), Trunk (axillae and groin) = 30% (30 palms), lower extremities (buttocks) = 40% (40 palms)]. The total BSA affected was the summation of individual regions affected.

  • Number of Participants With Reasons for Treatmant Discontinuation [ Time Frame: Baseline up to end of study (90 weeks) ]
    Number of participants who discontinued etanercept before completing the study was reported.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Who Received Continuous Treatment [ Time Frame: Baseline up to end of study (90 weeks) ]
    Number of participants who were treated continuously with etanercept without any treatment discontinuation as per dermatologist's discretion was reported.

  • Number of Participants Who Received Intermittent Treatment [ Time Frame: Baseline up to end of study (90 weeks) ]
    Number of participants who received etanercept treatment in cycles of up to 24 weeks with at least 2 weeks of treatment discontinuation was reported.


Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Plaque psoriasis patients
Plaque psoriasis patients treated with Enbrel after the approval of the new belgian reimbursement criteria
Other: Enbrel treatment
Enbrel SC 50mg once weekly or 25mg twice weekly

Detailed Description:
100 patients will be followed for at least 1 year
  Eligibility

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All subjects enrolled should meet the usual prescribing criteria for Enbrel as per local reimbursement criteria and should be entered into the study at the investigator's discretion. It is requested to include patients in a consecutive manner as much as possible.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient restarts or is starting treatment with Enbrel for his/her psoriasis in alignment with reimbursement criteria
  • Patients ≥18 year
  • Evidence of a personally signed and dated informed consent document indicating that the subject (or a legally acceptable representative) has been informed of all pertinent aspects of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01557283


Locations
Belgium
Herestraat 49
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pfizer
Investigators
Study Director: Pfizer CT.gov Call Center Pfizer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Pfizer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01557283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B1801314
BEFLEX
First Submitted: September 30, 2011
First Posted: March 19, 2012
Results First Submitted: May 28, 2014
Results First Posted: June 30, 2014
Last Update Posted: June 30, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psoriasis
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases
Etanercept
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors