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Office-Based Asthma Screening Intervention

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00156468
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
In prior work, we found that even children who have been seen by their physicians within the prior six months were frequently misclassified as having mild rather than persistent asthma. This study evaluations whether systematic office-based screening assists primary care physicians in identifying children with significant asthma and improves preventive care for asthma. We hypothesize that standardized screening in the office setting will improve the physician's ability to (a) identify children with significant asthma and (b) prescribe appropriate preventive medications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Asthma Behavioral: Provider Prompt

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 365 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Office-Based Asthma Screening Intervention
Study Start Date : October 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma
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Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. "Preventive Medication Actions (PMA)" taken by the provider at the time of the child's visit. A "PMA" is defined as a new medication prescription or change in medication dose.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Alternate actions taken by the provider such as: discussion of environmental controls, medication refills, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children ages 2-12
  • Children arriving for an office visit in two Rochester, NY pediatric clinics
  • Children with a prior diagnosis of asthma AND an exacerbation of symptoms within the previous 2 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children arriving at the office visit with an adult that is not their parent or guardian
  • Children arriving at the office visit with a parent or guardian that does not speak English
  • Children with other medical conditions making the assessment of asthma severity difficult (cystic fibrosis, heart conditions, etc.)
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00156468

United States, New York
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Halcyon Hill Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigator: Jill S Halterman, MD, MPH University of Rochester