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EValuation of HumIRA® in Patients With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis in EASTern European Countries (EviraEAST)

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. Identifier: NCT01078402
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 2, 2010
Results First Posted : February 7, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 12, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AbbVie ( AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) )

Brief Summary:
This is a non-interventional, post-marketing, observational study (PMOS) in which Humira (adalimumab) is prescribed in the usual manner in accordance with the terms of the local marketing authorization with regards to dose, population and indication. No data currently exists to characterize patient populations being prescribed Humira in Eastern Europe. Further, it is important to establish the clinical outcome and tolerability of Humira in Eastern European patients, as well as their compliance with Humira treatment, in particular the acceptability of self-injection, which may influence all of the above in routine clinical practice.

Condition or disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA

Detailed Description:
This PMOS will be conducted in a prospective, single-arm, multicountry, multicenter format. The assignment of the patient to Humira is not decided in advance by this protocol but falls within the current practice. The prescription of Humira is clearly separated from the decision to include the patient in this study. No additional procedures (other than standard of care) shall be applied to the patients. As this study is observational in nature, its follow-up is not interventional and is left to the judgment of each physician within the 14-17 months period (including tuberculosis (TB) screening and prophylaxis, if indicated), which defines the survey for each patient. The TB screening period per patient will be 1-4 weeks and, if applicable, the TB prophylactic treatment period before Humira administration will be 1 month in accordance with local guidelines. For indicative purposes, follow-up of patients should entail approximately 7 patient visits during this period. These visits will take place at average intervals of 3 months, apart from the first visit following TB screening. The first visit following introduction of Humira and final visits are required because of intercurrent events. If treatment with Humira is discontinued, the standard practice is to review the patient after a period of 70 days or 5 half-lives following the intake of the last dose of physician-prescribed treatment. If the physician decides to permanently discontinue Humira before the end of the planned observational period of 13 months, the reason for discontinuation and the new treatment regimen prescribed, if applicable, will be documented. The next routine follow-up visit will be the termination visit for this patient in the PMOS.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 809 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Clinical Outcome, Treatment Compliance and Tolerability of humIRA (Adalimumab) in Patients With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis in EASTern European Countries; EviraEAST - a Multi-country, Multi-Center Post Marketing Observational Study in Routine Clinical Use
Study Start Date : April 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2011

Single patients group: RA, PsA and AS
Single patients group with: Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Outcome (Disease Activity Score [DAS28] Decrease ≥1.2) After 3 Months of Humira Therapy Relative to Baseline in Participants With RA [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months ]
    DAS28 score was calculated using the number of tender and swollen joints (out of 28 counted), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) level, and the participant's global assessment of disease activity. The calculated range of DAS28 is 0.49 to 9.07, with scores below 3.2 indicating low disease activity. A positive clinical outcome was defined as a DAS28 decrease by 1.2 or more after 3 months of Humira therapy relative to baseline.

  2. Clinical Outcome (Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index [BASDAI] Decrease ≥50%) After 3 Months of Humira Therapy Relative to Baseline in Participants With PsA and AS [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months ]
    BASDAI score was calculated using a questionnaire with 6 questions that the participant completes by marking answers on a 10-centimeter visual analog scale with responses that range from 0 (none) to 10 (very severe) and measures severity of fatigue, spinal and peripheral joint pain, localized tenderness and morning stiffness. The final BASDAI score ranges from 0 to 10. A positive clinical outcome was defined as a 50% or more decrease in BASDAI score after 3 months of Humira therapy relative to baseline.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical Function: Mean Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) Score at Baseline, and After 4, 7 and 13 Months of Humira Therapy [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4, 7 and 13 months ]
    HAQ-DI score was calculated using the standard questionnaire covering 8 category scores: Dressing and Grooming, Rising, Eating, Walking, Hygiene, Reach, Grip, and Activities. Each category score is calculated as the maximum of the scores for the questions within the category. The HAQ-DI is expressed on a scale from 0 (without any difficulty) to 3 (unable to do) representing an average score across the category. Scores for at least 6 categories are needed to compute the HAQ score. Changes to lower scores indicate improvement in physical function.

  2. Participant Acceptability of Self-injection at Month 13 (End of Study) [ Time Frame: 13 months ]
    Participant acceptability of self-injection was assessed by the percentage of participants able to appropriately execute self-injection after initial training in the medical center, per investigator's opinion and documentation of necessity of re-training. Those participants able to self-inject also reported their experience of self-injection as convenient or inconvenient.

  3. Compliance With the Humira Administration Schedule at Month 13 (End of Study) [ Time Frame: Month 13 ]
    Compliance with the Humira therapy was assessed by the number of missed injections among participants. Documentation of injections missed or delayed by more than 7 days was made at each study visit.

  4. Tolerability: Duration of Humira Therapy in Participants Who Discontinued Therapy [ Time Frame: From first treatment until study discontinuation, up to 13 months. ]
    Tolerability was evaluated by assessing the mean duration (in weeks) of treatment with Humira until the development of an adverse event leading to treatment discontinuation or until early discontinuation for any other reason.

  5. Tolerability: Overall Number of Participants With Adverse Events (AEs) and Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: From the time participant gave authorization to use and disclose information (or gave informed consent) until 5 half-lives following the last dose of physician-prescribed therapy. Mean (standard deviation [SD]) duration of therapy was 49.0 (16.0) weeks. ]
    Tolerability was measured by AEs and SAEs, collected during the course of the study. See the Reported Adverse Event section for details.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Study population consists of adult patients in Eastern European countries with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who can be administered Humira as per locally approved label.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Adult patients with active RA, PsA or AS for whom Humira therapy is indicated according to the local product label and who meet the following criteria:

  • Are newly prescribed Humira therapy (no prior history of treatment with Humira), including patients with infliximab or etanercept treatment history OR
  • Completed Abbott sponsored interventional clinical trials and are continuing treatment with commercial Humira thereafter.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are being treated or will be treated with drugs at risk of interactions with Humira (see Humira Summary of Product Characteristics)
  • Patients currently participating in another clinical trial
  • Patients with diagnosis of active tuberculosis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01078402

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Sponsors and Collaborators
AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott)
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Study Director: Maja Hojnik AbbVie
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) Identifier: NCT01078402    
Other Study ID Numbers: P10-919
First Posted: March 2, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 7, 2013
Last Update Posted: February 12, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013
Keywords provided by AbbVie ( AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) ):
Treatment compliance and tolerability of Humira in patients
Eastern European countries
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Evaluation of clinical outcome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Arthritis, Psoriatic
Spondylitis, Ankylosing
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Bone Diseases, Infectious
Bone Diseases
Spinal Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases