Telemedicine Education for Rural Children With Asthma
The investigators will implement an interactive school-based telemedicine education program for rural low-income, minority children with asthma, their caregivers, and school nurses in the Delta region of Arkansas.
- The investigators will examine changes in asthma symptoms control and other health outcomes such as activity levels and family/child emotional health in the intervention group compared to a usual care group.
- The investigators will examine changes in asthma knowledge, self-efficacy, and quality of life in the intervention participants and their caregivers compared to a usual care group.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Telemedicine Education for Rural Children With Asthma|
- The investigators will examine changes in asthma symptoms control and health outcomes in the intervention group compared to a usual care group. [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- The investigators will examine changes in asthma knowledge, self-efficacy, and quality of life of the intervention participants and their caregivers compared to a usual care group. [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Intervention Group
Participants, caregivers and school nurse will attend telemedicine education sessions at school.
Other: Telemedicine Education
Student Asthma Education. Each student will engage in 6 age-appropriate sessions on various aspects of asthma health.
Caregiver Asthma Education. The primary caregiver will engage in 2 asthma education sessions.
School Nurse Asthma Education. School nurses will participate in 2 sessions.
PCP Communication. The PCP of the intervention group participant will be notified of his/her patient's baseline asthma assessment. They will receive updates summarizing each telemedicine intervention.
|Active Comparator: Usual care||
Other: Usual care
Participants will receive asthma care by their PCP with no education sessions or PCP communications by the research staff.
The investigators will conduct a prospective study to examine the impact of an interactive, telemedicine asthma intervention among children living in the rural Delta region of Arkansas.
|United States, Arkansas|
|Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute|
|Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202|
|Principal Investigator:||Tamara T. Perry, M.D.||University of Arkansas|