Quality of Life in Chronic Arthritis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Chien-Sheng Wu, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01357018
First received: December 7, 2010
Last updated: February 19, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

Chronic joint complaints are prevalent in clinical practice. If chronic arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is not adequately controlled, it can not only affect patient's working ability but also produce indirect cost in patient's family. Quality of life will also be affected. Health-related quality of life issues are assuming increasing importance in chronic rheumatic diseases. However, studies on quality of life in rheumatic patients are limited. Factors related to quality of life are not clear. Application of quality of life measurement for improving clinical care of RA and AS patients is still difficult. The objective of this study was to evaluation the validity of EQ-5D life quality measurement in chronic arthritis patients in Taiwan. Factors associated with life quality will be addressed. This will also provide useful information for public health policy making.


Condition
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Study on Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Validity of life quality measurement EQ-5D in chronic arthritis patients [ Time Frame: EQ-5D at recruitment and 6 months later in chronic arthritis patients ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Effect of age, gender, diagnosis, disease duration and education on subjective feeling of quality of life (by EQ-5D) will be analyzed. Repeated measurements will be used for analysis of association between disease activity and quality of life.


Enrollment: 139
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
patients with rheumatoid arthritis
patients with ankylosing spondylitis

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patient with rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with mental illness which interfered with questionaire answering
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01357018

Locations
Taiwan
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
Taipei county, Taiwan, 220
Sponsors and Collaborators
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chien-Sheng Wu Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Chien-Sheng Wu, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01357018     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 099094-E
Study First Received: December 7, 2010
Last Updated: February 19, 2014
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:
Ankylosing spondylitis
Disease activity
EQ-5D
Quality of life
Rheumatoid arthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Spondylitis
Spondylitis, Ankylosing
Ankylosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Infectious
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Infection
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Spinal Diseases
Spondylarthritis
Spondylarthropathies

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 20, 2014