Effects of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate on Functional Impairment Measured on the Sheehan Disability Scale in Adults With Moderate-to-severe Binge Eating Disorder: Results from Two Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trials

Innov Clin Neurosci. 2018 Jun 1;15(5-6):22-29.


Objective: In two Phase III, randomized, placebo-controlled trials (NCT01718483 and NCT01718509 at ClinicalTrials.gov), lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) reduced binge eating days/week in adults with moderate-to-severe binge eating disorder (BED). We describe the effects of LDX (50mg and 70mg) on the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS; exploratory endpoint) from both studies. Design: The SDS was assessed at baseline, Week 6, and Week 12/early termination. Analyses included mixed-effects models for repeated measures for the examination of SDS total and domain score changes and a generalized estimating equation model to assess dichotomized remission status (remission [total score ≤6] versus nonremission [total score >6]). Results: Least squares (95% confidence interval [CI]) mean treatment differences for SDS total score change from baseline at Week 12 were -2.80 (-3.98, -1.61) in Study 1 and -3.70 (-4.81, -2.58) in Study 2 (both p<0.001). Least squares (95% CI) mean treatment differences across SDS domains favored LDX over placebo in both studies for the change from baseline at Week 12 (work/school: -0.8 [-1.2, -0.4] and -1.1 [-1.5, -0.7], both p<0.001; social life/leisure activities: -1.0 [-1.4, -0.5] and -1.4 [-1.8, -1.0], both p<0.001; and family life/home responsibilities: -1.0 [-1.4, -0.5] and -1.3 [-1.7, -0.9], both p<0.001). Odds ratios (95% CI) for SDS remission versus nonremission favored LDX over placebo at Week 12 (Study 1: 2.39 [1.44, 3.96]; p<0.001 and Study 2: 5.12 [2.80, 9.33]; p<0.001). Conclusion: These findings indicate that LDX treatment is associated with improvement on the SDS in adults with moderate-to-severe BED.

Keywords: Binge eating disorder; Sheehan Disability Scale; disability; functionality; lisdexamfetamine dimesylate.

Associated data

  • ClinicalTrials.gov/NCT01718483
  • ClinicalTrials.gov/NCT01718509