Office-Based Asthma Screening Intervention
In prior work, we found that even children who have been seen by their physicians within the prior six months were frequently misclassified as having mild rather than persistent asthma. This study evaluations whether systematic office-based screening assists primary care physicians in identifying children with significant asthma and improves preventive care for asthma. We hypothesize that standardized screening in the office setting will improve the physician's ability to (a) identify children with significant asthma and (b) prescribe appropriate preventive medications.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Office-Based Asthma Screening Intervention|
- "Preventive Medication Actions (PMA)" taken by the provider at the time of the child's visit. A "PMA" is defined as a new medication prescription or change in medication dose.
- Alternate actions taken by the provider such as: discussion of environmental controls, medication refills, etc.
|Study Start Date:||October 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2005|
|United States, New York|
|University of Rochester|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14642|
|Principal Investigator:||Jill S Halterman, MD, MPH||University of Rochester|