COVID-19 in People With Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    May 31, 2025
  • participants needed
    1000
  • sponsor
    University of Bern
Updated on 6 May 2022

Summary

The COVID-PCD is a participatory research project that aims to study how COVID-19 affects people with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). The study is advertised through patient support groups and participants register online and answer a baseline questionnaire with details on PCD diagnosis, habitual symptoms, and COVID-19 episodes occurring before study entry. A short weekly follow-up questionnaire includes questions on incident SARS-CoV-2 infections, current symptoms, social contact behaviour, and physical activity. Occasionally, participants receive extra questionnaires focused on special topics. The study is hosted at the University of Bern and recruitment started on May 30th, 2020.

Description

Background: The current pandemic of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus is a public health emergency of international concern. The severity of COVID-19 ranges from asymptomatic to severe. Patients with chronic lung disease such as primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) are thought to be at increased risk, but no data support this. Disease course and optimal treatment strategies might differ depending on the underlying disease. The lack of knowledge hampers optimal treatment, and it leads to insecurity and fear among persons affected by PCD and their family. PCD patient organisations initiated the idea of a survey that gathers essential knowledge on effects of COVID-19 on people with PCD and makes it available to patients, physicians, and policy makers in real time.

Aims: To set up an online surveillance system of COVID-19 for people with PCD. For people with PCD, the study aims to:

  1. Describe incidence of COVID-19, symptoms, course of disease, duration of illness, treatments, and outcomes;
  2. Identify risk factors for prognosis for a severe disease course;
  3. Assess the experiences of patients, and their wishes and needs such as availability of preventive measures, medicines, therapies, and official communication and government policies in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Methods: The study population includes all patients with PCD who can be contacted via patient organisations. Local organisations invite their contacts using social media and mailing lists. People with PCD can participate via a link on the study website (www.covid19pcd.ispm.ch), where they can read the study information and give consent. Once registered, participants receive a link via e-mail to the baseline questionnaire with questions on prior COVID-19, PCD diagnosis and treatment, and environment and living conditions. 7 days after completing the baseline questionnaire, and in regular intervals thereafter, participants receive a link to a short follow-up questionnaire with questions on COVID-19, current symptoms, and contact behaviour. Throughout the study, occasional questionnaires are sent out focusing on emerging questions of interest such as official information and policy issues, availability of treatments, or anxieties and fears. In case of hospitalisation, patients or family members are asked to obtain a hospital report. Results are continuously analysed and summaries are published on the study website. Specific analyses are possible on request to inform involved persons, physicians, and policymakers.

This study uses an innovative approach to assess information relevant for risk, disease course, treatments, and outcomes of COVID-19 directly from persons with a rare lung disease and make the information available in real time. It will inform and empower patients and be a resource to relieve anxiety and provide hands-on evidence to physicians and policymakers. It adds no burden to health care professionals and will provide people with PCD and their families specialised information, which they can pass on to their physicians.

Details
Condition Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04602481
SponsorUniversity of Bern
Last Modified on6 May 2022

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Inclusion Criteria

People of any age with reported suspected or confirmed Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia who gave consent to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria

People who report not to have suspected or confirmed Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
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