Enhancing Treatment Adherence in Pediatric Asthma With a Problem Solving Intervention
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a tailored problem solving intervention in increasing adherence to asthma management behaviors in African American adolescents with asthma.
Behavioral: Tailored Problem Solving Intervention
Behavioral: Family Education Intervention
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Randomized Controlled Trial of Problem Solving Intervention to Enhance Treatment Adherence in Pediatric Asthma|
- Adherence to medical treatment, based on electronic monitors (measured at Months 3, 6, 9, and 12)
- Asthma-related morbidity, including symptoms, pulmonary functioning, and health-related quality of life (measured at Months 3, 6, 9 and 12)
|Study Start Date:||January 2001|
Children and adolescents who are unable to adhere to their medical regimen for the management of chronic illness present considerable challenges to health care providers and researchers. Pediatric asthma is a chronic illness where the consequences of non-adherence are particularly detrimental and widespread, especially among economically disadvantaged minority children and their families. Studies of intervention of asthma management are needed for this population.
The aim of the proposed study is to test the efficacy of a problem solving intervention that is tailored to the observed adherence behaviors and identified barriers to increasing adherence in African American children and adolescents with asthma, and their families. Patients are randomized to either a Tailored Problem Solving Intervention, or a control group who will receive Family Education Intervention. Duration of the intervention is four months.
|United States, Ohio|
|Case Western Reserve University|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106|
|Principal Investigator:||Dennis Drotar, PhD||Case Western Reserve University|