Last updated on May 2019

Lifetime Impact of Achondroplasia Study in Europe-LIAISE

Brief description of study

Observational study looking at the burden of illness in achondroplasia subjects aged 5-70. The study will include a 5 year review of historical clinical data as well as a single point collection of questionnaire data to look at the impact on the following in individuals with achondroplasia versus a normative population:

  • Quality of life
  • Clinical burden
  • Healthcare resource use
  • Socio-economic burden
  • Psychosocial burden

Up to 300 subjects will be included in sites in Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Denmark

Detailed Study Description

This is a multinational, epidemiological, observational, retrospective, cross-sectional study of individuals with achondroplasia (subjects). This study will be conducted at up to approximately 20 sites in European countries.

Subjects will be invited to enroll via 3 routes:

  1. During routine hospital visits
  2. From subject lists of those previously treated but no longer followed at the study site.
  3. Through collaboration of the Investigator with achondroplasia patient organizations, other achondroplasia-related organizations, other healthcare professionals in their country and achondroplasia-related social media sites. A recruitment flyer will be provided to these organizations, healthcare professionals and social media sites and will to be distributed to potential subjects.

Data will be collected over a minimum of the five years prior to the date of enrolment. Clinical and healthcare resource use data will be collected from medical records. For each subject enrolled, data from medical records will be collected and entered onto an electronic case report form (eCRF) at each site. Data collection from medical records will be supplemented by records provided by the subject and, if necessary, confirmed by the family doctor.

Data about QoL, psychosocial burden, socioeconomic burden and healthcare resource use will be collected via a booklet of validated and structured questionnaires.

Characteristics of subjects with achondroplasia (QoL scores, healthcare resource use, educational level, family status, employment status) will be compared with those of the general population, where available.

As this is an observational study, participation will not affect the subject/Investigator relationship, nor influence Investigator's treatment, therapeutic or other management of the subject.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03449368

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