Last updated on December 2018

Health Related Quality of Life in LCIG Patients and LCIG Eligible Patients Continuing Oral Therapy

Brief description of study

The aim of this study is to assess the effect of LCIG (levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel) on HRQL (Health-Related Quality of Life) of participants and compare the Health-Related Quality of Life between participants continuing to levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel treatments versus participants continuing on oral therapy for Parkinson's Disease.

Detailed Study Description

Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world. It can be treated sufficiently until motor complications with fluctuations of mobility and dyskinesia develop. The quality of life is relentlessly deteriorating with longer disease duration once the complications of conservative oral therapy develop. Continuous dopaminergic stimulation using Levodopa/Carbidopa Intestinal Gel (LCIG) improves the motor complications of Parkinson's disease and preliminary data suggest that also the quality of life is improved. Primary Objective is to assess the effect of LCIG on Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) of patients according to selection criteria from German guidelines and compare improvement in HRQL between patients continuing to LCIG treatment and patients staying on oral treatment, despite being eligible according to these guidelines. In addition, current selection criteria recommended by the national guideline will be documented at baseline.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02381444

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Carolin Arlt

KH Agatharied /ID# 144636
Hausham, Germany
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Recruitment Status: Open

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