Cost-effectiveness of the Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder With Methylphenidate Immediate-release in Brazil
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01705613|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2014
The first objective is to measure the QALYs (Quality Adjusted Life Years) of Brazilian children and adolescents, submitted to methylphenidate immediate-release treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For this, the Health Utility Index scale (HUI) will be completed by the patient and/or family, in two moments of an observation study with immediate-release methylphenidate: at the baseline and 6th month of treatment in the follow-up. The results provides information to calculate the utility measure and determine the QALYs (Quality Adjusted Life Years). After this, for the cost-effectiveness of the treatment, it will be used a Markov model of decision analysis, and a Monte Carlo simulation with 10,000 random trials.
Subjects will be submitted to immediate-release methylphenidate treatment in a maximum dose of 0.5mg/kg/day. The total treatment monitoring is 06 (six) months, and patients will be evaluated at baseline, first, third and sixth month. The HUI rating scales are fulfilled by parents and patients (if >12 years old only) at baseline and 6th month. The period for inclusion of new patients comprises from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2013.
|Condition or disease|
|Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder|
Currently, Brazil has no estimates for quality of life, and/or utilities for ADHD economy analysis. Such data is necessary to calculate the QALYs (Quality Adjusted Life Years). Thus, the investigators will implement the Health Utility Index tool (HUI) to be completed by the patient and/or family, in two moments of an observational study with immediate-release methylphenidate: at baseline and 6th month of treatment. The determination of the QALY as an outcome in the decision analysis is justified because HUI incorporates into a single measure morbidity and mortality. The results of the cost-effectiveness study will assist government agencies in the process of decision making.
To determine the cost-effectiveness of methylphenidate immediate release available in the Brazilian market, the investigators will use a Markov model of decision analysis. The development of the model and analysis of the results will adopt the standards established in the Methodological Guidelines of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, and the perspective will be of the Brazilian National Health System. Medications prices will be obtained through the Board of Market Regulation of Medicines (CMED) at the site of ANVISA (National Health Surveillance Agency). For the treatment strategy that provides greatest cost ratio it will be calculated the incremental cost-effectiveness, compared to the lower cost. To estimate more accurately the impact on life, a Monte Carlo simulation with 10,000 random trials will be conducted.
This is a one treatment group and observational study, with 140 patients, and no controls. Where indicated, it will be suggested the use of 10 mg methylphenidate in a maximum dose of 0.5 mg / kg / day. The total treatment monitoring is 06 (six) months, and patients will be evaluated at baseline, first, third and sixth month. The HUI rating scales will be fulfilled by parents and patients (if >12 years old only) at baseline and 6th month. The period for inclusion of new patients comprises from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2013.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||Cost-effectiveness of the Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder With Methylphenidate Immediate-release in Brazil|
|Study Start Date :||April 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2014|
- Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham Rating Scale (SNAP-IV) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1th, 3rd and 6th month ]
- Health Utility Index [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6th month ]
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|Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre|
|Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 90035-003|
|Study Chair:||Luis A Rohde, MD, PhD||Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre|
|Principal Investigator:||Carlos R Moreira Maia, MD||Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre|