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Reducing Asthma Disparities by Improving Provider-Patient Communication

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2005 by Johns Hopkins University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study will be to assess the impact of a culturally-sensitive, patient-focused asthma communication instrument (ACCI) designed to enhance provider-patient communication by prompting and guiding providers in assessments of disease severity and discussion of adherence behaviors with minority patients with asthma.

Condition Intervention
Asthma Device: Asthma Control and Communication Instrument

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Reducing Asthma Disparities by Improving Provider-Patient Communication About Asthma Severity and Adherence With Therapy

Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Accuracy of Provider Assessment of Asthma Severity
  • Accuracy of Clinician Assessment of Patient Adherence
  • Assessment of appropriateness of asthma treatment (consistency of care with asthma guidelines
  • Patient satisfaction with provider-patient communication and medical care

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • These outcomes include indicators of poor asthma control such as health care service use for asthma exacerbations (unscheduled office visits, ER visits, hospitalizations) and use of oral corticosteroid and overuse of inhaled beta-agonist medications.

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: May 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2006
Detailed Description:
Improving communication between health care providers and their patients is the critical first step in efforts designed to reduce asthma-related health disparities in urban areas. Improving communication will help providers tailor asthma therapies to their patients’ needs, and help providers and patients to overcome barriers (e.g., concerns about adverse effects) to adherence with those asthma treatment plans.

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 85 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • are able to provide informed consent;
  • report physician-diagnosed asthma;
  • report asthma symptoms and/or use of short-acting reliever medication at least twice weekly in the past month.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • state they do not have asthma;
  • have mild intermittent disease
  • no recent evidence of disease activity.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00181194

Contact: Mayme Grant 410-550-2863
Contact: Cecilia Patino, MD 410-550-2618

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Asthma And Allergy Center Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21224
Contact: Mayme Grant    410-550-2863   
Contact: Cecilia Patino, MD    410-550-2618   
Principal Investigator: Gregory B Diette, MD, MHS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Gregory B Diette, MD, MHS Johns Hopkins University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00181194     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20021855
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: September 13, 2005

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins University:

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 September 21, 2017