Pediatric Asthma Alert Intervention for Minority Children With Asthma (PAAL)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00860418|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 2, 2015
Young inner-city children with asthma have the highest emergency department (ED) visit rates. Relying on the emergency department for asthma care can be a dangerous sign of poorly controlled asthma. This research will focus on whether having a specialized asthma nurse join the family at a child's doctor visit after an ED visit for asthma to make sure the child and parent keep the follow-up appointment and have the nurse remind the child's doctor to prescribe preventive asthma medicines and an asthma action plan for home (PAAL intervention) will result in young children with asthma having fewer days with wheezing and cough.
The investigators hypothesize that:
- Significantly more children receiving the PAAL intervention will attend greater than 2 non-urgent visits and greater than 6 refills for the child's anti-inflammatory medications over 12 months when compared to children in the control or standard asthma education group.
- Children in the PAAL intervention group will experience less morbidity and caregivers will experience increased quality of life compared to children in the control of standard asthma education group.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Asthma||Behavioral: Pediatric Asthma Alert (PAAL) Behavioral: Standard asthma education||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||350 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Pediatric Asthma Alert Intervention for Minority Children|
|Study Start Date :||September 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2013|
Active Comparator: 1
Standard asthma education delivered during 2 home visits by a nurse.
Behavioral: Standard asthma education
Standard asthma education during 2 home visits.
Other Name: Asthma Education
Experimental: 2 PAAL
Behavioral: Pediatric Asthma Alert (PAAL)
Asthma nurse conducts 2 home visits and accompanies the child to primary care provider visit after ED visits
Other Name: Pediatric Asthma Alert Leader (Nurse)
- Number of primary care appointments kept over 12 months [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
- Number of refills for anti-inflammatory medications prescribed over 12 months [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00860418
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins University|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287|
|Principal Investigator:||Arlene M Butz, ScD, RN||Johns Hopkins University|