Asthma Education Using Child Life Services and an Asthma-based Computer Game

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2010 by Winthrop University Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Asthma Coalition of Long Island
Information provided by:
Winthrop University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01072123
First received: February 18, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2010
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This is a single center pilot study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of an asthma education program in the pediatric emergency department. Asthma has reached epidemic proportions. Nine million American children are affected in the United States alone. This problem has increased 75% from 1980 to 1994, with a staggering 160% increase seen in children less than five years old.1 The American Lung Association has targeted this overwhelming problem on both national and local levels. Asthma impacts American communities who differ geographically, culturally, ethnically and by lifestyle, and as a result will present with different obstacles.

The primary objectives are: to determine whether this educational intervention (through interactions with a child life specialist and using the asthma based computer game) in the pediatric ED can influence children's [and care givers'] knowledge and understanding of the disease process and treatment, and to improve asthma self-management and decrease morbidity by decreasing ED use and hospitalization.

A secondary objective is to introduce the Child Life Specialist as an effective asthma educator and further strengthen the health care team.

The target population will be recruited from the pediatric emergency department. We anticipate this study to recruit over a one year period and have a one year follow up with an anticipated enrollment of 64 children and families. There will be three Child Life Specialist involved in this program.

After consent has been obtained, the child and parent will complete questionnaires (focusing on asthma knowledge, quality of life, and perception of asthma) and then a laptop will be provided to access the asthma based computer game.

During the child's ED visit the Child Life Specialist will have opportunities to open communication to address barriers or concerns, and reinforce material provided by the game. Through these interactions, the importance of communication between the child, parent and healthcare provider is highlighted.

The family will be given information to access the computer game via the internet. Follow up phone calls or e-mails will occur at 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months which will entail completing questionnaires. The questionnaires uses validated questions along with questions from the material covered through this asthma education study.


Condition Intervention
Asthma
Other: Quest for the Code

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Investigator)
Official Title: Innovative Asthma Education Using a Unique Blend of Child Life Services and an Asthma-based Computer Game in the Pediatric Emergency Room

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Further study details as provided by Winthrop University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine whether an educational intervention in the pediatric ED or during hospitalization can influence children's [and care givers'] knowledge and understanding of the disease process and treatment. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To improve communication, asthma self-management and decrease morbidity by decreasing ED use and hospitalization [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To introduce the Child Life Specialist as an effective asthma educator and further strengthen the health care team [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Quest for the Code
    interactive asthma-based computer program
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between six to eighteen years old
  • Diagnosis of asthma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refused to participate in the study
  • Unable to understand or respond to questions
  • If participants are not English speaking
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01072123

Contacts
Contact: Claudia Fernandez, MD 516-663-3832 cfernandez@winthrop.org
Contact: Mary Cataletto, MD 516-663-3832 mcataleto@yahoo.com

Locations
United States, New York
Winthrop University Hospital Recruiting
Mineola, New York, United States, 11501
Contact: Claudia Fernandez, MD    516-663-3832    cfernandez@winthrop.org   
Contact: Mary Cataletto, MD    516-663-3832    mcataletto@yahoo.com   
Principal Investigator: Mary Cataletto, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Claudia Fernandez, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jon Roberts, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS         
Sub-Investigator: Theresa Leonis, MS, CLS         
Sub-Investigator: Lindsey Paulsrud, BS, CCLS         
Sub-Investigator: Melodi Pirzada, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Winthrop University Hospital
Asthma Coalition of Long Island
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mary Cataletto, MD Winthrop University Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information:
game  This link exits the ClinicalTrials.gov site

Publications:

Responsible Party: Mary Cataletto, MD, Winthrop-University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01072123     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08313
Study First Received: February 18, 2010
Last Updated: February 18, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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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