Home Based Environmental Adherence Trial

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2016
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To conduct a randomized trial in asthmatic children to compare the effectiveness of a home-based allergen control program with a customary educational program delivered in offices

Condition or disease
Asthma Lung Diseases

Detailed Description:


Two-hundred-forty children, 6 to 17 years of age, were recruited to participate in the study. Following the collection of baseline data, all families in the study received standard environmental control education prior to randomization to the control or experimental group. This education provided parents and children with information about such topics as the child's sensitivity profile, the relationship between exposure to allergens and asthma, and the risks of passive smoking. All families were given information on how to receive environmental control aids and services available by mail at no or reduced costs.

Once families were randomized, those in the control group received no additional intervention. Those in the experimental group received a home-based allergen control intervention delivered by trained environmental counselors. Primary outcomes were changes in asthma-related quality of life and changes in targeted allergen levels in the home. Secondary outcome measures included self-efficacy for environmental allergy control, FEV1, and parent-reported health care utilization.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.

Study Type : Observational
Study Start Date : August 1998
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00005523

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Peyton Eggleston Johns Hopkins University