Case Management and Environmental Control in Asthma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
Washington University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00514436
First received: August 8, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2007
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Asthma among low-income, minority children remains a prime example of health disparities that are resistant to change. Controlled demonstrations of reductions in disproportionate hospital or emergency care are limited. We performed a controlled clinical trial of an "Asthma Coach" to reduce hospitalizations among low-income, African American children.


Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma
Behavioral: Asthma coaching
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Washington University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hospitalization [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Emergency department visits [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 189
Study Start Date: January 1997
Study Completion Date: January 2001
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Usual care
Usual care consisted of referral back to primary care provider after index hospitalization
Behavioral: Asthma coaching
Experimental: Behavioral
Asthma coaching, inperson contact followed by telephone contact
Behavioral: Asthma coaching

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 8 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 2-8 years of age
  • Admitted to hospital for acute asthma
  • African American ethnicity
  • Medicaid coverage

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parent refusal to sign consent
  • Living outside service area
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert C Strunk, MD Washington University School of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00514436     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ES 08711
Study First Received: August 8, 2007
Last Updated: August 8, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Washington University School of Medicine:
Asthma
children
low-income, underserved
Reduction in hospitalization

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases

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