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Developing Asthma Interventions Using Community Based Research

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Meharry Medical College Identifier:
First received: July 31, 2008
Last updated: September 17, 2009
Last verified: September 2009

The purpose of this study is to identify community resources and challenges in improving the health of community members with asthma.

The primary goal of this project is to use Community-Based Participatory Research methodology to develop interventions aimed at improving asthma management in high-risk African American asthmatics. This "ground-up" longterm approach has never been tested before in asthmatics. The primary goal of this study will be accomplished with four specific aims:

Aim 1. Conduct focus groups to identify barriers to asthma management in the target population.

Aim 2. Use a community advisory board (CAB) consisting of participants selected from the various focus groups to gather information about solutions for the above barriers.

Aim 3. Use the information from the CAB to develop an intervention to improve asthma self management behaviors in the target population.

Aim 4. Refine the developed intervention based on feedback from focus groups conducted in Aim 1.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Feasibility of Developing an Effective Asthma Intervention Using CBPR Methods

Further study details as provided by Meharry Medical College:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Use information from Community Based Participatory Research to develop an intervention to improve asthma self management behaviors. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 62
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Volunteer will be asked to respond to several questions that address their perceptions about asthma. Volunteers will also be asked to discuss their beliefs about asthma. Everyone in the group will be given an opportunity to answer questions. Volunteers can decide that they no longer want to participate in the group discussion at any time.

The discussion will last from 1.5 - 2 hours. The focus group discussion will have a maximum of 10 people.

We will be audio and video taping the discussion so that we do not miss any information that volunteers share with us. The audio and video tapes will not be shared with anyone outside our staff.

Volunteer participation in this study is voluntary and there will be no negative consequences if volunteers decide not to participate. Volunteers are also free to withdraw from this study at any time. Withdrawal or refusal to participate will not affect health care services or other rights.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
African-American, 18 years and older

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self-identified African-American, 18 yrs. or older, resident of Davidson County, Tennessee at least 1 year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 yrs. of age
  • Non-African American
  • Non-English speaking
  • Do not reside in Davidson County, Tennessee
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00728169

United States, Tennessee
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37217
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meharry Medical College
Principal Investigator: David S Trochtenberg, MD Meharry Medical College
  More Information

Responsible Party: David Scott Trochtenberg, M.D., Meharry Medical College Identifier: NCT00728169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 020715JEM13314
P20RR011792 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: July 31, 2008
Last Updated: September 17, 2009

Keywords provided by Meharry Medical College:
Focus Group
Community Based Participatory Research

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 April 21, 2017