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Asthma Learning Project (ALP)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2011 by Seattle Children's Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Seattle Children's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00874900
First received: April 1, 2009
Last updated: July 7, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect on knowledge and behavior of playing an educational asthma computer game during a pediatric Emergency Department (ED) asthma visit among children ages 7 - 15 years. The ED cares for a high-risk population of children who have difficulty accessing preventive care well. The addition of a computer game to usual asthma emergency care could be a simple, effective, enjoyable way to improve patients' asthma knowledge, beliefs, and management practices. This project has the potential to lead to larger studies evaluating the benefit of education with and without behavioral interventions such as motivational interviewing.

This project plans to implement and evaluate the use of a goal setting activity and the educational asthma computer game, "Quest for the Code" (Starlight Starbright Children's FoundationTM), in the ED of Seattle Children's Hospital. In a randomized trial of Spanish and English speaking children ages 7 - 15 years receiving ED care for their asthma, the investigators will evaluate the effects of the game on children's asthma knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors.

The investigators aim to compare the change in asthma knowledge and locus of control after 3 months, for children who play the computerized asthma game, versus those who receive standard care in the ED. The investigators will also compare changes in asthma severity and activity limitations over 3 months, for children who play the asthma game without goal-setting, children who playing the game with goal-setting, and children who receive standard care.

Overall, the investigators hypothesize that educational asthma game play by pediatric patients with acute asthma will improve asthma knowledge, compared with standard care.


Condition Intervention
Asthma
Other: Educational game
Other: Educational game + motivational interview
Other: Motivational interview

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Asthma Learning Project: Randomized Trial of a Computerized Asthma Game in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Further study details as provided by Seattle Children's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Child Knowledge [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Locus of control [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Game Other: Educational game
"Quest for the Code" is an educational asthma computer game. Participants randomized to this intervention will have access to the game for a minimum of one hour while receiving treatment in the Seattle Children's Emergency Department.
Experimental: Game + Activation Other: Educational game + motivational interview
"Quest for the Code" is an educational asthma computer game. Participants randomized to this intervention will have access to this game for a minimum of one hour while receiving treatment in the Seattle Children's Emergency Department (ED).Before leaving the ED, participants in this group will have a brief asthma goal setting activity using motivational interview techniques.
No Intervention: Booklet
Experimental: Booklet + Activation Other: Motivational interview
Participant randomized to this group will receive standard care for the treatment of their asthma, including an education asthma booklet developed by Seattle Children's. Before leaving the ED, participants in this group will have a brief asthma goal setting activity using motivational interview techniques.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 15 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 7 - 15 years, inclusive.
  • Patient has a history of asthma or asthma-like symptoms on at least 1 occasion, occurring at least 3 months prior to the current episode (may be verbal per patient/caregiver).
  • Patient is presenting to the ED for an acute asthma exacerbation of any type or severity.
  • Available for phone call or mail questionnaire in 2 weeks and 3 months.
  • Parent able to read English or Spanish.
  • Child able to understand spoken English or Spanish.
  • Child able to use a computer and mouse or stylus.
  • Provider believes the patient is likely to remain in ED for at least one hour.
  • Informed consent by parent and assent from child

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child has previously participated in this study.
  • Child has a hearing impairment uncompensated for by assistive listening devices.
  • Significant mental disorder or cognitive impairment that the parent believes would preclude competent informed assent or game play.
  • Child has a baseline motor disorder and the parent is unable to assist using a mouse and keyboard
  • Child has significant medial conditions that have a pulmonary component, in addition to their asthma
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00874900

Contacts
Contact: Julie Brown, MD, MPH 206-987-4016 julie.brown@seattlechildrens.org

Locations
United States, Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seattle Children's Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Julie Brown, MD, MPH Seattle Children's
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Julie Brown, MD, MPH, Seattle Children's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00874900     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALP12526
Study First Received: April 1, 2009
Last Updated: July 7, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

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