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Patient Research In Self-Management of Asthma (PRISMA)

This study has been completed.
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Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: December 13, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2006
History: No changes posted
The objective of this study was to investigate if a nurse-led telemonitoring programme is effective and cost-effective in asthmatic outpatients, aged seven years and older.

Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma Procedure: Nurse-led telemonitoring Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Nurse-Led Telemonitoring Programme in Asthmatic Outpatients: a Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Asthma-specific quality of life at one year.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Asthma symptoms at one year
  • generic quality of life at one year
  • direct and indirect costs during one year
  • satisfaction with and feasibility of the intervention at one year.

Estimated Enrollment: 112
Study Start Date: January 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2004
Detailed Description:

At the present day asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses worldwide and the prevalence is still increasing. Asthma can be treated and controlled with guidance of health care professionals, and self-monitoring is an important aspect in this control.

Respiratory nurses have become common caregivers in the treatment and control of asthma. Advances in information and communication technology have created the potential to monitor the asthma status of patients at a distance, named telemonitoring. These two developments come together in nurse-led telemonitoring programmes. Lung function tests, from which the peak expiratory flow (PEF) is the most commonly used, are recorded into an electronic monitor. By transferring monitor data to a central database a nurse can continuously supervise the disease status of individual patients. The use of stepwise protocols can enable nurses to independently adjust the medication by one step.

Design: Randomized controlled trial comparing a nurse-led telemonitoring programme versus regular care in asthmatic outpatients aged 7 years and older.

Primary outcome parameter: asthma-specific quality of life. Secondary outcome parameters: symptoms, generic quality of life, direct and indirect costs, satisfaction.


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 7 years or older
  • Asthma severity of stage I - III as described in the GINA guidelines
  • Must be competent to use an asthma monitor
  • Must possess a household phone connection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Respiratory co-morbidity
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00411346

University Hospital Maastricht
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands, 6202 AZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
Study Chair: Emiel FM Wouters, MD PhD Department of Respiratory Medicine
  More Information Identifier: NCT00411346     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-157.1
Study First Received: December 13, 2006
Last Updated: December 13, 2006

Keywords provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:

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