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Chronic Hand Eczema - Self-management and Prognosis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2011 by University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Allergy Research Centre, Denmark
TrygFonden, Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Annette Mollerup, University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01482663
First received: November 23, 2011
Last updated: November 28, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
  Purpose

Hand eczema is a common disease which often gives a chronic course thus affecting many functions in daily life. The body of evidence related to self-management of chronic hand eczema is poor. Better methods to support self-management of patients with chronic hand eczema may potentially improve the prognosis of a disease which is both a tremendous burden to the individual and to the society. The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the effect of a newly designed guidance programme offering individual counselling compared to conventional information with written information sheets.


Condition Intervention
Chronic Hand Eczema
Chronic Hand Dermatitis
Behavioral: Healthy Skin Clinic

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Chronic Hand Eczema - Self-management and Prognosis

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hand Eczema Severity Index (HECSI) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Objective assessment of disease severity, measured by HECSI-score at time = 6 months versus HECSI-score at time = 0.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    DLQI measured by questionnaire at time = 6 months versus DLQI measured by questionnaire at time = 0.

  • Overall burden of disease (VAS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    VAS measured by questionnaire at time = 6 months versus VAS measured by questionnaire at time = 0.

  • Danish version of The Medication Adherence Report Scale (DMARS-4) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    DMARS-4 measured by questionnaire at time = 6 months versus DMARS-4 measured by questionnaire at time = 0 months.

  • Number of eruptions through the last six months [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Chronic hand eczema patients
Experimental: Behavioral: Healthy Skin Clinic Behavioral: Healthy Skin Clinic

The intervention is founded upon three concurrent elements. Firstly, a SKIN-profile generated by data from a baseline questionnaire (S=Susceptibility, K=Competencies, I=Individual characteristics, N=Necessary precautions).

Secondly, a patient self-management book which includes a patient's log and is offered in both an online and a physical form. Also support to self-management is offered through possible asynchronous communication and networking.

Finally, a counselling consultation with a nurse, trained within dermatology.


  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients clinically diagnosed with hand eczema at the first medical consultation at the outpatient ward, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte or at a private dermatologic practise in Aalborg, Denmark
  • Patients who have given a signed informed consent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who cannot reply to a questionnaire in Danish
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01482663

Contacts
Contact: Annette Mollerup, MScHealth +45 39777302 amol0005@geh.regionh.dk
Contact: Jeanne D Johansen, Prof, DMSc +45 39777300 jedu@geh.regionh.dk

Locations
Denmark
Dermatologic practise, Vesterbro 99 Recruiting
Aalborg, Denmark, 9000
Contact: Annette Mollerup, MScHealth         
Principal Investigator: Annette Mollerup, MScHealth         
Department of Dermato-Allergology, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte Recruiting
Hellerup, Denmark, 2900
Principal Investigator: Annette Mollerup, MScHealth         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
National Allergy Research Centre, Denmark
TrygFonden, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Annette Mollerup, MScHealth Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte
Study Director: Jeanne D Johansen, Prof, DMSc Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte
  More Information

No publications provided by University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Annette Mollerup, MScHealth, PhD-student, University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01482663     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHE-2011-Geh
Study First Received: November 23, 2011
Last Updated: November 28, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics
Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen:
Hand eczema
Hand dermatitis
Chronic hand eczema
Chronic hand dermatitis
Contact dermatitis
Skin disease
Self-management

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis
Eczema
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Eczematous

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