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Comparing Asthma Action Plans for Pediatric Asthma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2005 by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Katherine B. Anderson Associates Endowment Fund
Information provided by:
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City Identifier:
First received: August 26, 2005
Last updated: June 6, 2006
Last verified: November 2005

The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the relative effectiveness of two asthma action plans (pictorial versus written) in terms of asthma action plan knowledge, medication use, and family satisfaction with asthma education.

Condition Intervention Phase
Device: Pictorial asthma action plan
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Relative Effectiveness of Pictorial and Written Asthma Action Plans for Pediatric Asthma

Further study details as provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • after one month: scores on the Asthma Action Plan Knowledge Interview and Family Satisfaction Survey, and mean daily adherence to controller medication and total number of puffs of rescue medication inhaled

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: August 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2005
Detailed Description:

Asthma medical regimens are complex for families, requiring changes in the types and amounts of medication based on the frequency and intensity of symptoms. Written asthma action plans (AAP’s) are commonly used to provide a set of instructions to help parents and children implement these complicated regimens. However, written AAP’s require substantial literacy levels, so for younger children, low-literacy families, or non-English speaking families, a pictorial version of the AAP may be more understandable and useful. The study aims to validate a newly developed, fully pictorial AAP in terms of its relative impact on parent- and child-reported knowledge of the action plan, medication use, and parent- and child-reported satisfaction, when compared to a standard-care written AAP.


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children who are new patients
  • Receive a diagnosis of persistent asthma
  • Are in need of an asthma action plan

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with intermittent asthma
  • An established patient who already has an asthma action plan
  • Not English or Spanish speaking
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00136305

United States, Missouri
The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Recruiting
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108
Contact: Jade A Bender, BA    816-234-3193   
Sub-Investigator: Jade A Bender, BA         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Katherine B. Anderson Associates Endowment Fund
Principal Investigator: Christina D Adams, PhD The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00136305     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04 08-102E, KBR 01.4182
Study First Received: August 26, 2005
Last Updated: June 6, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:
pediatric asthma
asthma action plans
patient education
medication adherence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on November 24, 2014