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Tolerability of Rebif® (Interferon-beta 1-A) Therapy in Korean Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

2014-08-27 03:15:42 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is an observational study to assess the tolerability of Rebif treatment in Korean multiple sclerosis (MS) subjects.

Description

The present observational study is being conducted to assess the safety information from a target of 100 Korean subjects with MS treated with Rebif. Various parameters like subjects' background (age, sex, BMI), MS history, MS status (MS type, Expanded Disability Status Score [EDSS] and others), MS Treatment Concern Questionnaire (MSTCQ), Rebif treatment status, concomitant disease modifying agents (DMA) therapy and Rebif related adverse events will be collected. Subjects will be followed for 12 months. Proportion of subjects with moderate to severe (Grade 3-5) injection site reactions after 3, 6, 12 months of Rebif treatment will be determined. Secondary outcomes like annual relapse rate, change in EDSS, changes in MSTCQ, time to first relapse and incidence of side effects associated with Rebif therapy will also be determined and presented descriptively.

OBJECTIVES

Primary objectives

- To assess the tolerability of Rebif treatment in Korean MS subjects in a non-interventional setting Secondary Objectives

- To evaluate subject's satisfaction, clinical data and disease characteristics of the population of MS subjects undergoing Rebif treatment.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Multiple Sclerosis

Intervention

Interferon-β-1a

Location

Samsung Medical Center
Seoul
50 Ilwon-dong, Gangnam-gu
Korea, Republic of

Status

Recruiting

Source

Merck KGaA

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:42-0400

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