Observational Study, to Assess Treatment Retention of an Adalimumab Biosimilar (Hyrimoz®) in IBD Patients in Real Life Setting

Overview

An international, multicenter, non-interventional, prospective, post-authorization, descriptive, non-PASS, study.

Full Title of Study: “A Multicenter, International, Prospective, Non-interventional, Observational Study, to Assess Treatment Retention of an Adalimumab Biosimilar (Hyrimoz®) in IBD Patients in Real Life Setting”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: November 2, 2026

Detailed Description

The main purpose of this non-interventional study is to assess patient retention with Hyrimoz® treatment up to 6 months after treatment initiation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients. Primary data will be collected at each data collection time point (visits will be according to local clinical practice). Data will be collected based on the information reported in the medical records. This study does not impose a therapy protocol, procedure or change in routine medical practice. Apart from self-administered questionnaires, no additional examinations or assessments are required, consequently there are no additional medical risks for the patients. The total duration of the study will be 36 months (3 years). The recruitment period will be for 2 years with individual patient follow-up for up to 1 year. It is expected that patients will visit their physicians at regular intervals depending on local specific clinical practices. Four time points for data collection will be defined: – T0 (patient inclusion in the study and Baseline characteristics). – T1 (3-month follow-up ± 1 month). – T2 (6-month follow-up and primary criteria -2/+3 months). – T3 (12-month follow-up -3/+2 months).

Interventions

  • Other: Hyrimoz
    • There is no treatment allocation. Patients administered Hyrimoz by prescription that have started as routine medical treatment will be enrolled.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Hyrimoz
    • Patients prescribed with Hyrimoz

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Percentage of patients who remain on Hyrimoz® at 6 months after treatment initiation
    • Time Frame: Up to 6 months
    • Assess patient retention with Hyrimoz® treatment up to 6 months after treatment initiation

Secondary Measures

  • Percentage of patients who discontinue Hyrimoz
    • Time Frame: 6 months, 12 months
    • To evaluate the proportion of patients who discontinued Hyrimoz® due to: Lack of efficacy. Intolerance. Nocebo effect: as defined previously. In case of AE probably linked to nocebo effect, the treating physician will be responsible for selecting reason for discontinuation: AE or nocebo effect. Other reasons.
  • Percentage of patients with high level of treatment satisfaction using TSQM-9 questionnaire
    • Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months
    • To assess patients’ treatment satisfaction (based on 9-item Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication [TSQM 9], the percentage of patients with high level of treatment satisfaction (score ≥ 39) will be collected. The TSQM-9 is declined with 9 questions about patient treatment satisfaction. Each answer gives a number of points depending of the question and the answer. The final score is the sum of points in each question. This questionnaire score from 9 to 59 points. In HYRISS study, we estimate that patient with < 39 pts in TSQM-9 are considered with a low satisfaction for the medication (satisfaction under 60%).
  • Percentage of patients with high level of treatment adherence using adapted CQR5 questionnaire
    • Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months
    • To assess adherence/compliance to treatment (based on 5 item Compliance Questionnaire for Rheumatology [CQR5] adapted for gastroenterologist), percentage of patients with high level of treatment adherence (score ≥ 15) using adapted CQR5 questionnaire will be collected. The CQR5 is declined with 5 questions about patient compliance to the treatment. Each answer gives from 1 to 4 points depending of the answer. The final score is the sum of points in each question. This questionnaire score from 5 (very low compliance) to 20 points (very strong compliance).
  • Percentage of patients with the perception of a high level of disease activity using VAS scale
    • Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months
    • To assess the patient’s reported disease activity, percentage of patients with the perception of a high level (score ≥ 6) of disease activity will be collected using visual analog scale [VAS]. This visual analogue scale (VAS) is an instrument designed to document the disease activity. Patients are asked to rate their disease activity on a visual analogue scale (VAS): How active has your disease been this week? From 0 (Not active at all) to 10 cm (Extremely active).
  • Percentage of patients with a good perception about biosimilars using VAS scale
    • Time Frame: Baseline
    • To assess the patient’s reported perception about biosimilars at the inclusion visit, percentage of patients with a good perception (score ≥ 6) about biosimilars using VAS scale will be measured. This visual analogue scale (VAS) is an instrument designed to document the perception of the patient about biosimilar. Patients are asked to rate their perception of biosimilar medicine on a visual analogue scale (VAS): Are you confident in using biosimilar? From 0 (I have no confidence at all) to 10 cm (I have a great confidence).
  • Percentage of patients in remission
    • Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months
    • Remission defined as Harvey-Bradshaw Index [HBI] ≤ 4 [for Crohn’s Disease] or partial Mayo score ≤ 1 [for Ulcerative Colitis]
  • Crohn’s disease activity measurement: Harvey Bradshaw Index [HBI]
    • Time Frame: Up to 12 months
    • Crohn’s disease activity will be measured with HBI score. Score is interpreted: <4: Remission 4-7: Mild disease 8-16: Moderate disease >16: Severe disease
  • Ulcerative colitis activity measurement: partial Mayo calculation score
    • Time Frame: Up to 12 months
    • Ulcerative colitis activity will be measured using partial Mayo calculation score. Score is interpreted: ≤ 1: Remission 2 – 4: Low activity disease 5 -6: Moderate disease 7 – 9: Severe disease
  • Pattern of Hyrimoz® utilization
    • Time Frame: Up to 12 months
    • Pattern of Hyrimoz® utilization to be collected

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must meet all of the following criteria at Baseline:

  • Patients initiating Hyrimoz® treatment. – Patients with a confirmed diagnosis (following local recommendations) of one of these indications: CD or UC. – Patients ≥ 18 years of age. – Patient in whom the decision to initiate Hyrimoz® (naïve population) or to switch (switch population) from reference adalimumab to Hyrimoz® was accorded with his physician before the proposal to participate in the study. – Patients meeting one of the following criteria: – Referred to as "switched patients": Patients treated continuously with adalimumab (other than Hyrimoz®) for at least 6 months, with an indication for continuing treatment with adalimumab at any therapeutic dose (physician's decision) and who have controlled stable disease for at least 3 months before study enrollment (according to the physician's criteria). – Referred to as "biologic-naive patients": Patients who had an inadequate response or contraindications to conventional therapy with no exposure to any biological medicine and targeted therapies and started Hyrimoz® as a first-line biologic therapy according to the summary of product characteristics (SmPC). – Patients able to complete and understand the self-administered questionnaires. – Patients who have been informed and have provided a signed written consent as per local regulations prior to participation in the study Exclusion Criteria:

Patients fulfilling any of the following criteria are not eligible for inclusion in this study:

  • Patients enrolled in an ongoing interventional study. – Patients with any contraindications to Hyrimoz® according to the SmPC. – Patients at imminent risk of scheduled intestinal surgery (stenosis, strictures, internal fistula). – Use of any investigational drug in last 6 months prior to enrollment.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 99 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Sandoz
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Sandoz, +41613241111, novartis.email@novartis.com

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