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Teaching Children With Asthma and Who Live in a Rural Setting How to Self-Manage Their Asthma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Identifier:
First received: September 20, 2005
Last updated: September 3, 2008
Last verified: September 2008
To determine if teaching rural children with asthma and their parents about appropriate medication use, asthma triggers unique to a rural setting and increasing access to medical care will result in a decrease in emergency department visits.

Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma Behavioral: Nurse asthma education intervention Behavioral: Control Group Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: A+ Asthma Rural Partnership

Further study details as provided by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Decrease in emergency department visits [ Time Frame: 10 months or 1 school year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Asthma Education [ Time Frame: 10 months or 1 school year ]

Enrollment: 220
Study Start Date: August 2000
Study Completion Date: March 2005
Primary Completion Date: March 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Behavioral: Nurse asthma education intervention
Asthma Education
2 Behavioral: Control Group
Asthma Education

Detailed Description:
Many self-management asthma interventions have demonstrated increase in asthma knowledge, reduced emergency department visits, increased self-efficacy and quality of life. The type of self-management interventions, specifically individualized and interactive educational interventions, have been suggested to have the strongest effect on asthma morbidity. Few studies have tested asthma self-management educational interventions in increasing knowledge, self-efficacy and quality of life in rural pediatric populations. The goal of this study was to test the effectiveness of an asthma educational intervention in improving asthma knowledge in rural children and their parent/caregivers. We hypothesized that an interactive asthma educational intervention would increase parent/caregiver and child asthma knowledge resulting in decreased emergency room visits in rural families of children with asthma.

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Physician diagnosed asthma, attend elementary school in rural county agreeing to participate

Exclusion Criteria: Participation in another asthma study or having other respiratory illness such as cystic fibrosis, BPD

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00218803

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Principal Investigator: Arlene M Butz, SCD,MSN,BSN Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Arlene Butz, ScD, RN, MSN, Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Identifier: NCT00218803     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HBV 99-01-11-01
5R01NR005062-04 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: September 20, 2005
Last Updated: September 3, 2008

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