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Kansas City Community Environmental Remediation And Training (KC CERT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00144443
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Not completed)
First Posted : September 5, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2021
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
The healthy Homes Network of Kansas City, Missouri
Information provided by:
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Brief Summary:

Objective: Our overall objective is to test the hypothesis that the health of children with chronic respiratory symptoms or chronic exposures to environmental hazards can be improved through a combination of standard home maintenance interventions and a set of interim controls and targeted repair interventions.

I. Background:

The Bi-State Kansas City Enhanced Enterprise Community (KCEEC) is one of pervasive poverty, unemployment and general distress. This same area is also an area of poor environmental health with a disproportionate number of children with lead poisoning, asthma, and home injuries.

In May 2001, the Metropolitan (Kansas City) Health Council released a report urging the implementation of strategies to address this growing concern. They stated, "Environmental assessments and interventions in homes, schools, and workplaces are needed to promote indoor air quality and thereby help prevent asthma and asthma flare-ups," in combination with the need for, "trained community-based peer educators needed to work with families/communities in areas of high asthma incidence,". The need for major rehabilitation is echoed in the 1999 Consolidated Plan, as well as by most community development and housing officials.

The KC CERT project responds to these concerns by demonstrating low-cost, replicable intervention strategies that can have an impact on the health and safety of children and their families. By providing training and employment opportunities to residents in high-risk areas to assess, prevent and remediate environmental hazards, this project promotes sustained systematic change within the KCEEC.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Rhinitis Allergy Behavioral: Basic home repair Behavioral: Asthma Trigger Education Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Kansas City Community Environmental Remediation And Training (KC CERT)
Study Start Date : March 2003
Study Completion Date : May 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in home airborne fungal spore levels.
  2. Reduction in home allergen exposure.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in healthy care utilization
  2. Improvement in quality of life

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Participants that qualify for the study will have one of the following health conditions:

  • Persistent asthma as defined by NHLBI guidelines
  • Chronic respiratory symptoms,
  • And/or have lead levels equal to or above 15 micrograms per deciliter.
  • They must be between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age
  • Stay in the home a minimum of 4 nights per week
  • They should reside in the KCEEC (Defined as the city limits of Kansas City Kansas or Kansas City Missouri).
  • They will also have lived in the same housing, either rental or self-owned, for at least 6 months and have a reasonable expectation of remaining in this housing for at least one additional year.

To qualify for the intervention phase of the study done by HHN,

  • The home must have no more than $2000 estimated intervention costs. Examples of houses that would not qualify include: A house that needs a new roof, a house with extensive amounts of flaking lead paint, a house with significant structural problems.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any children who do not meet the age and residency requirements.
  • Any home with more than $2000 worth of maintenance and repair problems. - Any home with emergent, life threatening conditions.
  • Children with other chronic diseases (leukemia, diabetes etc) will be referred through the HHN and CMH to appropriate medical services, agencies, organizations and other community resources.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00144443

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United States, Missouri
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
The healthy Homes Network of Kansas City, Missouri
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Principal Investigator: Charles S Barnes, Ph.D. Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00144443    
Other Study ID Numbers: RG00002078
First Posted: September 5, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2021
Last Verified: January 2021
Keywords provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:
Indoor Fungi
Home Remediation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Nose Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases