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Nursing Consultation in Out-patient Clinics for Patients With Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00403676
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 27, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2012
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hege Svean Koksvik, Diakonhjemmet Hospital

Brief Summary:
Evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of care given by nurse specialists in out patient clinics, through a randomized controlled study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Arthritis Other: Follow up bu a nurse Other: Follow up by a medical doctor Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This study is part of a national multicenter study (NOR-DMARD) that aims to measure the longterm safety and effectiveness of disease modifying therapies in inflammatory arthropathies. The Nor-Dmard study is a comparative, phase IV, longitudinal, observational study. All patients starting a DMARD regime are enrolled. Patients from two clinics (different parts of Norway) will be randomised to receive follow-up care from either a clinical nurse or a rheumatologist.

The primary outcome measure is patient satisfaction measured by Leeds Satisfaction Questionnaire.

The secondary outcome is effectiveness measured by Coping (CORS),Health related quality of life (SF-36) and Disease activity (MHAQ, DAS-28).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 68 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Nursing Consultation in Out-patient Clinics for Patients With Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease
Study Start Date : September 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Follow up by nurse
Patient randomized for follow-up by a nurse
Other: Follow up bu a nurse
Follow up bu a nurse

Experimental: follow up by medical doctor
Patients randomized for follow up by a medical doctor
Other: Follow up by a medical doctor
Follow up by a medical doctor

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 12 mnths and 24 mnths ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health related quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 mnths and 24 mnths ]
  2. Disease activity [ Time Frame: 12 mnths and 24 mnths ]
  3. coping [ Time Frame: 12 mnths and 24 mnths ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with inflammatory arthropathies monitored after starting disease modifying antirheumatic drugs.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00403676

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St. Olavs Hospital
Trondheim, Norway, 7020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
St. Olavs Hospital
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Study Chair: Kåre Birger Hagen, PhD Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Hege Svean Koksvik, Research Nurse, Diakonhjemmet Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00403676    
Other Study ID Numbers: DiakonhjemmetS
First Posted: November 27, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012
Keywords provided by Hege Svean Koksvik, Diakonhjemmet Hospital:
nurse practitioner
rheumatology care
outpatient clinic
patient satisfaction
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Rheumatic Diseases
Collagen Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases