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The Community United to Challenge Asthma (Project CURA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01065883
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 15, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Molly A. Martin, MD, Rush University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
This study compares an asthma self-management intervention, delivered to the family and tailored to their needs and cultural beliefs, to standard asthma education on two risk factors for asthma exacerbations in high-risk Puerto Rican children in high school. The self-management intervention will be a series of home visits provided by Puerto Rican community health workers. During home visits, the family will be educated using a standard asthma Core Curriculum which is tailored to individual needs, strengths, and beliefs. Specific Aim 1 is to test the ability of this tailored community health worker self-management intervention to reduce home asthma triggers and increase medication adherence in Puerto Rican adolescents with asthma. Specific Aim 2 is to test if any changes in triggers and adherence associated with this intervention are sustained 8 months after the completion of the active intervention. Another goal of the study is to build community capacity for asthma management in the target high-risk community.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Behavioral: community health worker Behavioral: mailed information Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Family Intervention for Pediatric Asthma Self-Management in Puerto Ricans
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2012

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: community health worker
community health workers will provide education in the home
Behavioral: community health worker
community health workers will provide education in the home
Active Comparator: mailed information
information will be mailed to the home on the same schedule as the experimental intervention
Behavioral: mailed information
information will be mailed to the home on the same schedule as the experimental intervention



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. asthma medication adherence [ Time Frame: before randomization, month 5 after randomization (post-intervention), month 12 after randomization (post-maintanance) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. asthma trigger reduction [ Time Frame: before randomization, month 5 after randomization (post-intervention), month 12 after randomization (post-maintanance) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Puerto Rican
  • In high school
  • Have asthma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • More than 18 years old
  • In last year of school
  • Mild intermittent or controlled asthma

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01065883


Locations
United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rush University Medical Center