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Adult Asthma Surveillance and Intervention in a Managed Care Setting

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00147810
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 24, 2006
Information provided by:
Kaiser Permanente

Brief Summary:
  1. To determine if there are gender differences in asthma prevalence, severity, treatment, and health care utilization within patient populations in Kaiser Permanente Northwest and Colorado Regions.
  2. To test the ability of an automated telephone outreach intervention to reduce health care utilization for acute asthma exacerbations and improve quality of life. The intervention used speech recognition technology to gather information about current asthma control, patterns of medication use, and recent acute health care utilization for asthma. This information allowed the intervention to provide tailored educational feedback and to flag patients deemed to be at high risk for future exacerbations so that they could be followed up by the health care system.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Procedure: Telephone outreach to enhance asthma care Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 6948 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Adult Asthma Surveillance and Intervention in a Managed Care Setting
Study Start Date : November 2001
Study Completion Date : July 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. health status
  2. current asthma control
  3. patterns of medication use
  4. asthma quality of life
  5. self-management practices
  6. attitudes about asthma
  7. satisfaction with care
  8. health care utilization
  9. dispensings of anti-asthma medications
  10. routine and acute health care utilization

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. patient satisfaction
  2. clinician satisfaction

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • On KPNW high-risk asthma registry
  • At least 180 days of asthma medications dispensings
  • At least one visit for asthma in previous 2 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of COPD on problem list in electronic medical record

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00147810

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United States, Oregon
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
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Principal Investigator: William M Vollmer, PhD Kaiser Permanente
Additional Information:
Lavigne JV, Tapper K. Interactive voice response in disease management: Providing patient outreach and improving outcomes. Rochester:2000, pp 40-57.

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00147810    
Other Study ID Numbers: CASHEW 200-95-0953-48
CDC/ACHP 200-95-0953-48
First Posted: September 7, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 24, 2006
Last Verified: September 2005
Keywords provided by Kaiser Permanente:
telephone outreach
asthma care
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases