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Effect of Home Health Case Management on Asthma Morbidity

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(no one enrolled)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 14, 2011
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Judith A Theriot, University of Louisville

The objective of our program is to evaluate the effect of home health nurse intervention and education on hospital admissions, ER utilization and asthma control of Passport asthma patients. The investigators hypothesize that case management and in home education by nurses will decrease hospitalizations and ER asthma visits and improves disease control in our population.

Our clinic population consists of primarily inner-city, low income, medicaid recipients. This population suffers from severe asthma much more than the typical pediatric population. Asthma remains the most frequent cause of hospital admission for our patient population. Home health nurse asthma education and home visits have been reported to reduce asthma triggers in the home and improve asthma control. The unique partnership between the pediatrician and the home health nurse will give us a better understanding of the health needs for this population, will improve quality of care and deliver more cost effective care.

Condition Intervention
Asthma Childhood Asthma Behavioral: education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effect of Home Health Nurse Case Management on Asthma Morbidity

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Further study details as provided by Judith A Theriot, University of Louisville:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Decreased asthma hospitalization rates [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    patients will be followed for 1 year

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: asthma education and case management
asthma education and case management
Behavioral: education
home asthma case management and education

Detailed Description:
Asthma patients age 3-17 enrolled in our clinic who have been seen in the ER, hospital or clinic for an asthma exacerbation will be invited to participate. Once enrolled they will have a home health nurse visit their home and provide medical assessment, asthma education and determine if the patients has all needed medications available. They enrolled patient will receive another home visit at 1, 4, and 12 months after enrollment. The medical record will be reviewed and ER visits and hospitalizations recorded.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children age 3-17 years with asthma who attend our clinic who present with an asthma exacerbation to the clinic, ER or hospital.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with airway anomalies or tracheostomy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01451944

United States, Kentucky
Children and Youth Project
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Louisville
Principal Investigator: Judith A Theriot, MD University of Louisville
  More Information

Responsible Party: Judith A Theriot, Associate Professor, University of Louisville
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01451944     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11.0320
First Submitted: October 4, 2011
First Posted: October 14, 2011
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Keywords provided by Judith A Theriot, University of Louisville:
Home Health Nursing
Patient education

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