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Economic Burden in Adult Patients Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Receiving Treatment With Biologic Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (bDMARDs)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bristol-Myers Squibb
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01136694
First received: June 2, 2010
Last updated: February 9, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to explore the differences in productivity loss and costs between patients being treated for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) compared to patients treated with conventional DMARDs.


Condition
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Economic Burden in Adult Patients Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Receiving Treatment With Biologic Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (bDMARDs)

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Further study details as provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient-reported productivity loss using the Work Limitations Questionnaire (WLQ) [ Time Frame: At baseline (6-12 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) and at 6 months (12-18 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Direct and Indirect costs associated with lost productivity (as measured by WLQ) [ Time Frame: At baseline (6-12 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) and at 6 months (12-18 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Healthcare utilization and costs (total and RA-related) [ Time Frame: At baseline (6-12 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) and at 6 months (12-18 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Functionality (as measured by HAQ-DI) [ Time Frame: At baseline (6-12 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) and at 6 months (12-18 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • RA severity (as measured by RAPID3) [ Time Frame: At baseline (6-12 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) and at 6 months (12-18 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient reported quality of life [ Time Frame: At baseline (6-12 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) and at 6 months (12-18 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient reported treatment satisfaction [ Time Frame: At baseline (6-12 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) and at 6 months (12-18 months after starting index bDMARD; variable for DMARD) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 695
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
RA patients who are new bDMARD users
RA patients who are existing DMARD users

Detailed Description:

Time Perspective: Prospective with some retrospective analysis of claims data

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Commercial health plan members

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of a bDMARD or DMARD during the identification period (01 February 2009 - 31 July 2009)
  • 18 years of age or older at the index year
  • At least 12 months of continuous enrollment in a large commercial US health plan affiliated with i3 Innovus, including the at least 6 months and up to 12 months prior the index date (i.e., the pre-index period) and at least 6 months following the index date (i.e., the post-index (follow-up) period)
  • Diagnosis of RA (reported on baseline survey)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, or psoriatic arthritis (ICD-9 code 696.0x, or 696.1x), ankylosing spondylitis (720.0x), Crohn's disease (555.x), non-Hodgkins lymphoma (200.xx, 202.0x-202.2x, 202.7x-202.8x), or ulcerative colitis (556.x) in any position at any time during the 18-month identification period
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Investigators
Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Bristol-Myers Squibb
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01136694     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IM101-230
Study First Received: June 2, 2010
Last Updated: February 9, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Antirheumatic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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