Barriers to Adherence to Asthma Controller Meds in Low Income Urban Minority Adolescents (ADEPT)
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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.
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:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
four low income urban adolescents with uncontrolled moderate persistent asthma
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
candidate refusal or presence of other co-morbidities