Comparison of a Needle-free Injection Method With a Needle-syringe Injection Method (T-jet®)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00990340
First received: October 5, 2009
Last updated: June 23, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to obtain psychological response and user preference information on the use of the T jet® device versus the traditional subcutaneous injection administration of Tev Tropin®.

This study will compare subject-reported injection anxiety immediately before the administration of each dose of Tev-Tropin® between a needle-syringe injection method and a needle-free injection method (T-jet®)


Condition Intervention Phase
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Device: T-jet® containing TevTropin®
Procedure: TevTropin® needle-syringe injection method
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study to Compare Injection Anxiety Immediately Before the Administration of Each Dose of Tev-Tropin® Between a Needle-syringe Injection Method and a Needle-free Injection Method in Pediatric Subjects With Human Growth Hormone Deficiency

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Subject-reported Injection Anxiety Immediately Before Administration [ Time Frame: 28 days; Period 1: 14 days, Period 2: 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The difference in mean subject-reported injection anxiety between the two injection methods as recorded on a 5 point scale immediately before administration, which scale consisted of a row of five faces with values from 1(most positive)to 5(most negative or greater anxiety.) The score is an average of the Period 1 (Days 1-14) and Period 2 (Days 15-28) assessments; like groups were combined and then averaged. There were 3 visits: Visit 1 (Begin Period 1) Screening and Randomized assignment, Visit 2 (first day of Period 2) Cross over to other assignment, Visit 3 End of Study.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subject-reported Injection Pain Immediately Following Administration. [ Time Frame: 28 days; Period 1: 14 days, Period 2: 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The difference in mean subject-reported injection anxiety between the two injection methods as recorded on a 5 point scale immediately before administration, which scale consisted of a row of five faces with values from 1(most positive)to 5(most negative or greater anxiety.) The score is an average of the Period 1 (Days 1-14) and Period 2 (Days 15-28) assessments; like groups were combined and then averaged. There were 3 visits: Visit 1 (Begin Period 1) Screening and Randomized assignment, Visit 2 (first day of Period 2) Cross over to other assignment, Visit 3 End of Study.

  • Subject or Caregiver Reported Perception of Ease of Preparation as Recorded Weekly on a 5-point Scale. [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The difference in mean subject-reported injection anxiety between the two injection methods as recorded on a 5 point scale immediately before administration, which scale consisted of a row of five faces with values from 1(most positive)to 5(most negative or greater anxiety.) The score is an average of the Period 1 (Days 1-14) and Period 2 (Days 15-28) assessments; like arms were combined and then averaged. There were 3 visits: Visit 1 (Begin Period 1) Screening and Randomized assignment, Visit 2 (first day of Period 2) Cross over to other assignment, Visit 3 End of Study.

  • Subject or Caregiver Reported Perception of Ease of Administration as Recorded Weekly on a 5-point Scale. [ Time Frame: 28 Days; end of Period 1(14 days) and end of Period 2 (14 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The difference in subject-reported overall satisfaction between the two injection methods as recorded on a 5-point scale following the end of each period of the study. The overall satisfaction was to be rated by the subject on a 5-point scale as 1 (Really Unhappy) to 5 (Really Happy), a higher score denoting greater satisfaction. Overall satisfaction is obtained only once at the end of each period; Period 1 Tjet group was added to Period 2 Tjet group and Period 1 syringe group was added to Period 2 syringe group; no averaging was necessary.

  • Subject-reported Overall Satisfaction Following the End of Each Period of the Study. [ Time Frame: 28 Days; end of Period 1(14 days) and end of Period 2 (14 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The difference in subject-reported overall satisfaction between the two injection methods as recorded on a 5-point scale following the end of each period of the study. The overall satisfaction was to be rated by the subject on a 5-point scale as 1 (Really Unhappy) to 5 (Really Happy), a higher score denoting greater satisfaction. Overall satisfaction is obtained only once at the end of each period; Period 1 Tjet group was added to Period 2 Tjet group and Period 1 syringe group was added to Period 2 syringe group; no averaging was necessary.


Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Tev-Tropin® needle-free
needle-free injection method (T-jet®)for 14 days before cross-over to other arm
Device: T-jet® containing TevTropin®
Needle-free delivery method for 14 days before cross-over to other arm
Other Name: T-jet®
Active Comparator: Tev-Tropin® by Needle-syringe
needle-syringe injection method for 14 days before cross-over to other arm
Procedure: TevTropin® needle-syringe injection method
comparison of delivery methods for 14 days before cross-over to other arm
Other Name: TevTropin® needle-syringe injection method

Detailed Description:

The primary efficacy endpoint was the difference in mean subject-reported injection anxiety between the two injection methods as recorded on a 5-point FIS immediately before administration. A higher score denoted greater anxiety.

The injection anxiety score was to be reported by the subject from a row of five faces with values ranging from 5 (the face with the most negative affect) to 1 (the face with the most positive affect).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must require a routine Tev-Tropin® dose that does not exceed 2.5 mg in one injection (0.5 mL) using the dosing schedule individualized for each patient by their prescribing physician
  • Male, age 7-17 years, with the capability to provide assent, as determined by the investigator and/or parent or legal guardian
  • Clinically definite growth hormone deficiency as previously diagnosed by the investigator or other physician
  • Subjects must be using Tev-Tropin® prior to enrollment for 28 days
  • Informed consent signed by parent(s) or legal custodian of patient prior to study entry and patient assent as determined by the investigator and/or subject's parent or legal custodian

Exclusion Criteria:

  • More than one subcutaneous injection per Tev-Tropin® dose
  • Female gender
  • Use of any other needle-free injection device at any time
  • Current use of another human growth hormone product other than Tev-Tropin®
  • Concurrent treatment with other routine injectable medications
  • History of benign intracranial hypertension
  • Significant communication difficulties, or medical or psychiatric condition, that affects the subject's and/or caregiver's ability to perform the necessary functions to complete the study, or any condition which the investigator in their medical judgment thinks may interfere with participation in the study
  • Use of an investigational drug within 30 days prior to randomization
  • Contraindications related to routine use of Tev-Tropin® as per investigators' medical judgment (e.g., subjects with closed epiphyses, active proliferative or severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, active malignancy, acute critical illness, or Prader-Willi syndrome who are severely obese or have severe respiratory impairment)
  • Current participation in another pharmaceutical or device study
  • Previous participation in this study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00990340

Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Investigators
Study Director: Thomas Smith, MD Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Iris Culbert; Clinical Trials Manager, Teva Neuroscience
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00990340     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PM201
Study First Received: October 5, 2009
Results First Received: March 14, 2011
Last Updated: June 23, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Endocrine System Diseases
Dwarfism
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Hypopituitarism
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases

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