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Social-Economics Profile of the Asthmatic Patients Attended at Nucleus of Integrated Medical Care

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00722657
First Posted: July 25, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 25, 2008
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Information provided by:
Fortaleza University
  Purpose
This study had a descriptive, retrospective, transversal character with quantitative approach, which aimed to delineate the social-economics profile of the asthmatic patients that used the health service available at the Care Nucleon Medical Integrate (NAMI)

Condition
Asthmatic Patients

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Social-Economics Profile of the Asthmatic Patients Attended at Nucleus of Integrated Medical Care

Further study details as provided by Fortaleza University:

Biospecimen Retention:   None Retained
None Retained - no samples retained

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The need of studies to develop programs of pharmaceutical attention for asthmatics was given because of the increase of incidence and prevalence of the disease in the population. This study had a descriptive, retrospective, transversal character with quantitative approach, which aimed to delineate the social-economics profile of the asthmatic patients that used the health service available at the Care Nucleon Medical Integrate (NAMI). The studied population was composed of 40 asthmatic patients who attended between April and May, during 2006. Data collection was performed through a semi-structured stereotypic questionnaire, with closed and opened questions. The age range of the interviewee between 0 to 5 years old represents the biggest percentage of patients, obtaining 60% of the answered questionnaires. According to social-economics conditions, 55% were illiterate or were learning to read, 75% were using some drug prescribed at NAMI, 72.5% deny completely the disease, 52.5% recognized the factors that triggered the asthmatic crisis and 55% said having often crisis. Seventy per cent (70%) of the interviewee showed some difficulty related to the use of the drugs; 47.5% have different problems related to the access to the medications. Through the analysis of the social-economics profile delineated of the asthmatics patients attended at NAMI, it could be revealed that the biggest part of the patients are people with little instruction, due to the social exclusion in which they are found; being the majority of them children of the female gender.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
community sample
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients enrolled in regular Nucleus of Integrated Medical Care;
  • Patients presented within the age group above to 80 years;
  • Patients accepted voluntarily join the search;
  • They used any medicine that received at the pharmacy of Nucleus of Integrated Medical Care.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who don´t residing in the neighborhood of community;
  • Patients who don´t accepted part of the study by answering the questionnaire;
  • Have not made use of medicines in the last 60 days or have not received in the pharmacy of of Integrated Medical Care.
  Contacts and Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Fortaleza University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anísia T. Praxedes, yes Fortaleza University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Social-economics Profile of the Asthmatic Patients attended at Nucleus of Integrated Medical Care, Fortaleza University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00722657     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-004
First Submitted: July 22, 2008
First Posted: July 25, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 25, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by Fortaleza University:
asthma
epidemiology

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