Adherence Intervention for Minority Children With Asthma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 5, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2016
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the effectiveness of a Head Start-based early intervention for designed to improve asthma management skill and practices of parents, pre-school children and Head Start staff.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Behavioral: Home-based adherence monitoring Not Applicable

Detailed Description:


While increased asthma morbidity and mortality have been observed across all ethnicities, results from several studies have found that asthma morbidity has increased disproportionately in low-income African American children. Elementary school-based asthma education programs have shown promise in improving asthma management, and reducing asthma morbidity in this high-risk population, however, the fastest growing asthma risk is associated with children young than six. By elementary age many parents and children with asthma have well-established patterns of inappropriate asthma management that may be difficult to change. To date, no research has examined the impact of early intervention for asthma management in low-income, high-risk children.


The primary outcome that the study was designed to evaluate medical record documented emergency care for asthma at the JHPED over the eighteen-month follow-up period.

The secondary outcomes Adherence with asthma therapy based on Medicaid pharmacy claims for asthma medications, other asthma health care (urgent and primary), self-reported medication adherence, barriers to health care, restricted activity, nighttime symptoms, asthma medications, self and family asthma management behaviors, asthma management self-efficacy, functional status, and quality of life.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : April 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  1. Age 2-12 years.
  2. A current diagnosis of asthma or reactive airway disease
  3. Resident of Baltimore City.
  4. Two or more ED visits at the JHPED for asthma in the past 12 months, or hospitalization for asthma at the JHPED in the past 12 months by parent report.
  5. Not currently participating in other research studies (participation in previous studies will be noted).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00233181

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Cynthia Rand Johns Hopkins University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00233181     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 298
R01HL052013 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 5, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 18, 2016
Last Verified: December 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases