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Comparing Asthma Action Plans for Pediatric Asthma

This study has been terminated.
(PI moved to a different institution)
Katherine B. Anderson Associates Endowment Fund
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christina L Duncan, PhD, Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City Identifier:
First received: August 26, 2005
Last updated: February 3, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the relative effectiveness of two asthma action plans (pictorial versus written) in terms of asthma action plan knowledge, medication use, and family satisfaction with asthma education.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Pictorial asthma action plan
Behavioral: Written asthma action plan
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Relative Effectiveness of Pictorial and Written Asthma Action Plans for Pediatric Asthma

Further study details as provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Scores on the Asthma Action Plan Knowledge Interview [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Measures recall of asthma treatment plan

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adherence to Controller Medication [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Mean daily adherence to medication measured via electronic monitoring

  • Rescue Medication Use [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Number of puffs of inhaled rescue medication

  • Family satisfaction survey scores [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Family ratings of satisfaction with asthma action plan

Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: August 2005
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pictorial Asthma Action Plan Behavioral: Pictorial asthma action plan
Active Comparator: Written Asthma Action Plan Behavioral: Written asthma action plan

Detailed Description:
Asthma medical regimens are complex for families, requiring changes in the types and amounts of medication based on the frequency and intensity of symptoms. Written asthma action plans (AAP's) are commonly used to provide a set of instructions to help parents and children implement these complicated regimens. However, written AAP's require substantial literacy levels, so for younger children, low-literacy families, or non-English speaking families, a pictorial version of the AAP may be more understandable and useful. The study aims to validate a newly developed, fully pictorial AAP in terms of its relative impact on parent- and child-reported knowledge of the action plan, medication use, and parent- and child-reported satisfaction, when compared to a standard-care written AAP.

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children who are new patients
  • Receive a diagnosis of persistent asthma
  • Are in need of an asthma action plan

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with intermittent asthma
  • An established patient who already has an asthma action plan
  • Not English or Spanish speaking
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00136305

United States, Missouri
The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Katherine B. Anderson Associates Endowment Fund
Principal Investigator: Christina D Adams, PhD The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christina L Duncan, PhD, Clinical Psychologist & Associate Professor, Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City Identifier: NCT00136305     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04 08-102E
KBR 01.4182
Study First Received: August 26, 2005
Last Updated: February 3, 2015

Keywords provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:
pediatric asthma
asthma action plans
patient education
medication adherence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017