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Case Management and Environmental Control in Asthma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00514436
First Posted: August 10, 2007
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2015
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Collaborator:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Information provided by:
Washington University School of Medicine
  Purpose
Asthma among low-income, minority children remains a prime example of health disparities that are resistant to change. Controlled demonstrations of reductions in disproportionate hospital or emergency care are limited. We performed a controlled clinical trial of an "Asthma Coach" to reduce hospitalizations among low-income, African American children.

Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma Behavioral: Asthma coaching Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Washington University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hospitalization [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Emergency department visits [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 189
Study Start Date: January 1997
Study Completion Date: January 2001
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Usual care
Usual care consisted of referral back to primary care provider after index hospitalization
Experimental: Behavioral
Asthma coaching, inperson contact followed by telephone contact
Behavioral: Asthma coaching
Inperson contact followed by telephone with approach by issues raised by family

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 8 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 2-8 years of age
  • Admitted to hospital for acute asthma
  • African American ethnicity
  • Medicaid coverage

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parent refusal to sign consent
  • Living outside service area
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00514436


Locations
United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert C Strunk, MD Washington University School of Medicine
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00514436     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ES 08711
First Submitted: August 8, 2007
First Posted: August 10, 2007
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Keywords provided by Washington University School of Medicine:
Asthma
children
low-income, underserved
Reduction in hospitalization

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