Interventions to Improve Asthma Management/Prevention at School

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To design, develop, implement, and test the effectiveness of a three component health services and health education intervention for primarily Hispanic inner-city elementary school students at high risk for asthma morbidity and mortality.

Condition or disease
Asthma Lung Diseases

Detailed Description:


The study was part of an initiative "Interventions to Improve Asthma Management and Prevention at School". The Broad Agency Announcement was released in June, 1994.


The study used a randomized intervention trial to test the effectiveness of a comprehensive school-based asthma program to increase linkages with primary care physicians, to increase self-management activities, and to reduce morbidity associated with asthma. The study used a nested design in which the schools were the unit of design, allocation, and analysis. Effects were measured from aggregate data about students and data from school measures to control asthma. There were three components to the intervention. First, case finding for asthma through screening in both intervention and control schools. Second, a linkage management system that connected the child with a source of primary care and enhanced communication among the school nurse, the primary care physician, and parents. Third, the development and implementation of interactive multimedia and decision support system techniques to tailor individualized learning opportunities for children with asthma. The interventions occurred in the school setting and included tailored feedback for children, teachers, nurses, primary care providers, and the family. Assessments were made of the potential for diffusion of the components to target audiences.

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Natural History
Study Start Date : September 1995
Study Completion Date : September 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma
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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00005736

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Guy Parcel University of Texas

Publications: Identifier: NCT00005736     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4945
First Posted: May 26, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: July 2004

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases