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Improving Asthma Care for Very Low Birth Weight Infants

This study has been completed.
Halcyon Hill Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Rochester Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: May 11, 2011
Last verified: May 2011
Children born less than 1500 grams are being enrolled into a study to test the effectiveness of a parental educational intervention in reducing the risk of future breathing problems. The intervention teaches parents of these children how to reduce the risk of / and recognize breathing problems.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Asthma education for parents of very low birth weight infants

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Improving Asthma Care for Very Low Birth Weight Infants

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Further study details as provided by University of Rochester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate whether education about asthma improves parent knowledge about the disease and its management and to evaluate whether education about asthma influences healthy behaviors to reduce breathing problems [ Time Frame: 7-9 months post discharge ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the feasibility of implementing the intervention in terms of cost and personnel time and to obtain parental feedback about the intervention. [ Time Frame: 1-3 years post baseline ]

Enrollment: 192
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2006
Primary Completion Date: June 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Parents of children in the experimental group receive asthma education prior to NICU discharge.
Behavioral: Asthma education for parents of very low birth weight infants
Asthma education is provided to parents of children in the experimental group prior to nicu discharge.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Year   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Premature babies weighing less than 1500 grams at birth receiving care at Strong Memorial Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking parents
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00156507

United States, New York
Strong Memorial Hospital - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Halcyon Hill Foundation
Principal Investigator: Jill S Halterman, MD, MPH University of Rochester
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jill S. Halterman, MD, MPH, Halcyon Hill Foundation Identifier: NCT00156507     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09653
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: May 11, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Birth Weight
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017