Teen Asthma Project (TAP)

This study has been completed.
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University of Rochester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: July 9, 2010
Last updated: July 12, 2010
Last verified: July 2010

July 9, 2010
July 12, 2010
March 2007
August 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01161225 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
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Teen Asthma Project
Peer-Assisted Asthma Self-Management Program for Adolescents

Aims of this study are:

  1. To determine the feasibility of implementing the intervention using a peer-assisted asthma day camp for adolescents with asthma.
  2. To determine patterns of change in knowledge, attitudes toward asthma, self-efficacy, perception of barriers, and self-management behaviors, asthma control and quality of life over time among peer leaders.
  3. To test the following hypothesis:

    • Adolescents participating in a peer-assisted asthma camp program will report improved knowledge, attitudes toward asthma, self-efficacy, and self-management behaviors, decreased perception of barriers, and increased asthma control and quality of life at 3-, 6- and 9-months post-intervention compared with the adult-led camp group.
  4. To examine the moderating effect of personal factors (e.g., age, sex, socioeconomic status, race, illness status, family support) on intervention outcomes such as self-management behaviors, asthma control and quality of life in adolescents with asthma.
  5. To examine the effect of the peer-assisted camp program on self-reported health care utilization including emergency department visits, days of hospitalization, outpatient visits by comparing between baseline and 9-months post-camp data and between the peer-led camp and the adult-camp programs.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Behavioral: Peer-assisted asthma self-management program
    Intervention group: An asthma self-management program (Power Breathing™) was implemented by trained peer leaders at an asthma day camp. The program consisted of 3 sessions (appx. 45-60 min/session): basic asthma education (pathophysiology, triggers); psychosocial issues of asthma; and asthma self-management (peak flow monitoring and medication). The program was delivered by trained peer leaders paired for each small group of 6-8 teens. Group activities involved discussion, strategic thinking, knowledge-testing games and role plays.
  • Behavioral: Adult-led asthma self-management program
    Control group: The group attended an adult-led day camp where 2 NPs and a MD offered didactic asthma education based on the Power Breathing™ program.
  • Experimental: peer-led asthma self-managment program
    Intervention: Behavioral: Peer-assisted asthma self-management program
  • Active Comparator: Adult-led asthma self-management program
    Intervention: Behavioral: Adult-led asthma self-management program

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
August 2008
August 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. age between 13-18 years
  2. mild, moderate or severe persistent asthma specified by the NHLBI Asthma guidelines
  3. asthma diagnosis > 1 year
  4. no other major chronic/emotional health concerns
  5. ability to understand spoken and written English. Participants were recruited from the communities through flyers, newspaper ads, and referrals from clinics and schools.

Eligibility criteria for peer leaders included:

  1. age between 16-20 years
  2. nomination from school teachers/nurses or health care providers
  3. average grade point B or above in the past school year
  4. fulfillment of eligibility criteria (2)-(5) prescribed for adolescent participants.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • learning disabilities based on reports from parents, teachers or clinicians
13 Years to 20 Years
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
Karen Huss, National Institute of Nursing Research
University of Rochester
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Principal Investigator: Hyekyun Rhee, PhD University of Rochester
University of Rochester
July 2010

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