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Develop and Implement Asthma Controlling Strategies

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005731
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To develop and implement asthma-controlling educational strategies for inner city and high risk populations.

Condition or disease
Asthma Lung Diseases

Detailed Description:


Asthma is a serious chronic disease affecting about 12 million Americans; about 3 million are children. The study was part of an initiative, "Developing and Implementing at the State and Local Level Educational Strategies and Interventions for Controlling Asthma in Inner City and High Risk Populations", released in February 1993 by the National Asthma Education Program of the Office of Prevention, Education and Control.


A computer-assisted multimedia instructional and feedback system, "Asthma Patient/Provider Partnership System" (APPPS), was developed for African American and Hispanic school-age children that was suited for adoption and implementation in clinical and other settings based on the National Asthma Education Program's Expert Panel Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. A formative evaluation of the educational intervention was conducted. Also, an efficacy study of the intervention in three clinical settings was conducted and the findings of this study were incorporated into the APPPS. Finally, a recommended dissemination strategy was prepared for diffusion of the system to other settings.

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Natural History
Study Start Date : September 1993
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 1997

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma
U.S. FDA Resources

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria