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PatientTrends: Lupus 2012

PatientTrends: Lupus will cover the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. In particular, this report will focus on the patient’s path to diagnosis and look at what drives patient satisfaction with their physician and their therapeutic regimen. This report will also examine how patients seek out information about their disease and what product attributes would encourage patients to seek a switch in therapies, particularly a new agent. PatientTrends provides indispensible primary market research on patient attitudes and perceptions of both their disease and treatment, with a specific focus on which patient segments in major disease areas offer opportunity for existing or emerging therapies.

Questions Answered in This Report:

  • Understand Lupus patients’ perception of their disease and treatment.

  • Examine whether Lupus patients view their disease as a significant burden in their lives

  • Understand the patient journey for a Lupus patient and how different physicians may co-manage the disease based on lupus manifestations

  • Learn how patients’ satisfaction with their current Lupus treatment regimen compares with their expectations for drug treatment

  • Understand the degree to which Lupus patients seek information about their disease and what sources they perceive to be the most valuable

  • Evaluate patient unmet need and determine what drug attributes are most likely to encourage a patient to request a switch to an emerging lupus treatment

  • Identify patient advocacy efforts and understand the goals in representing this patient group


Sample Frame & Methodology:

- This report includes responses from a random sample of approximately 250+ Lupus patients currently under the care of a rheumatologist

- The survey is a self-administered online questionnaire that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete

To qualify for participation, respondents must meet the following criteria:

- Be between 18 to 80 years of age

- Qualitative interviews with a subset of the survey respondents (n=15) will also be conducted

- Patients are recruited through a partnership with their treating physician, maximizing respondent quality


- PowerPoint presentation consisting of approximately 150 slides

- Word file containing all survey questions, including average patient response values for each question

- Transcripts of the patient interviews

- Onsite or webcast presentations are available upon request at no additional charge

Related 2012 Reports:

- TreatmentTrends®: Lupus (EU & US)

- ChartTrends®: Lupus (US)

- LaunchTrends®: Benlysta Wave 4