Distance Education Versus Usual Care Qualification in Asthma Care (RESPIRANET)
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of multifaceted educational interventions in the care of asthma, conducted remotely over the platform TelessaúdeRS in teams of the Family Health Strategy and the consequent clinical improvement patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Distance Education Versus Usual Care in the Qualification of Asthma Care: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial - RESPIRANET|
- Symptom burden, measured as the number of self-reported asthma symptom days (ASD). ASD is based on 2 week recall. [ Time Frame: six months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]The definition of a symptom day includes presence of any of the four types of asthma symptoms: wheeze, cough, night time awakening ou shortness of breath. The results will be collected through the application of standardized questionnaires.
- Asthma control [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Control of asthma will be evaluated by the excessive use of relief medication in the last month.
- Health care utilization [ Time Frame: 6 meses ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Proportion of unscheduled medical visits during the follow-up
- Proportion of patients in use inhaled corticosteroids [ Time Frame: 6 meses ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Use of inhaled corticosteroids assessed by the proportion of patients who require medication to prevent asthma symptoms that are in use of inhaled corticosteroids.
|Study Start Date:||August 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: continuing education
RESPIRANET is a multifaceted intervention directed at professionals of the Family Health Teams in the inner cities.Includes telemedicine, reminders, video conferences, educational materials for patients and consultants.
Behavioral: Continuing education
Includes telemedicine, reminders, video conferences, educational materials for patients and consultants.
Other Name: RESPIRANET
|Placebo Comparator: Usual Care||
Other: usual care
Received the usual care provided
Cluster-randomized trial with follow-up of 6 months. The aim of this study is to determine whether multifaceted interventions performed at a distance for the care of asthma symptoms reduce overhead, improve asthma control and qualify the care provided to patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01595971
|Hospital de clínicas de Porto Alegre|
|Porto Alegre, Rio grande do sul, Brazil|
|Study Chair:||Erno Harzheim, PHD||Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul|