Barriers to Adherence to Asthma Controller Meds in Low Income Urban Minority Adolescents (ADEPT)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 28, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 21, 2017
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Rush University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Poor adherence to appropriate asthma medications is an important risk factor contributing to high asthma morbidity and mortality in urban African American adolescents. As part of the ADEPT (Adolescent Disease Empowerment and Persistency Technology) for Asthma Pilot 2 study, a focus group was developed specifically to explore existing barriers to adherence among inner city African American adolescent asthmatics.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 4 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Qualitative Analysis of the Barriers to Adherence With Asthma Controller Medication Among Inner City African American Adolescents as Identified Through Focus Group Data
Study Start Date : March 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2009

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Barriers, Adherence, Asthma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Focus groups explored whether a new communication medium improved adherence to asthma controller medications and to examine existing barriers to adherence among four urban African American adolescents with uncontrolled moderate persistent asthma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
four low income urban adolescents with uncontrolled moderate persistent asthma

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 12-18 years of age
  • self identify as African American
  • have persistent asthma
  • read at a minimum fourth grade reading level
  • be on a prescribed daily inhaled corticosteroid medication for asthma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • candidate refusal or presence of other co-morbidities

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00967720

Sponsors and Collaborators
Rush University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Giselle S Mosnaim, MD Rush University Medical Center

Responsible Party: Giselle Mosnaim, MD, Rush University Medical Center Identifier: NCT00967720     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08021601
First Posted: August 28, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 21, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

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