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Academic Achievement in Children With Asthma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02228499
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2015 by Stephen J. Teach, MD, MPH, Children's Research Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 29, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 16, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Background: Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood with a prevalence that is 1.6 times greater in African American (AA) children than in Non-Hispanic White children.1 Nationally, 700,000 children are seen for asthma in Emergency Departments (ED) every year, 1% of which are seen at Children's National Health System (CN) in Washington, DC. School performance and school attendance has not been well studied in urban children with asthma, especially at the middle school level.

Objective: Our purpose is to test the hypothesis that middle school children with asthma have worse school performance than middle school children without asthma in Washington DC and Prince George's county schools.

Methods: The investigators will conduct a cross-sectional observational study of middle-school (grades 6-8 in the 2013-2014 school year) aged children with and without asthma recruited from the Emergency Departments and the IMPACT DC asthma clinic at CN. The investigators will collect demographic information, asthma severity information (for cases), and request that parents mail report cards and standardized test scores directly to the investigators. The investigators will use multivariable linear and logistic regression to determine if the presence of asthma is associated with school performance.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Asthma Other: Survey

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Study Design

Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 3 Weeks
Official Title: Academic Achievement in Children With Asthma
Study Start Date : August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Asthma
children with asthma who were in middle school for the 2013-2014 school year will take surveys on health and quality of life
Other: Survey
We will be administering surveys about health, quality of life, and asking for final report cards for the 2013-2014 school year for each group.
Controls
Children with no history of asthma who were in middle school for the 2013-2014 school year will take surveys on health and quality of life
Other: Survey
We will be administering surveys about health, quality of life, and asking for final report cards for the 2013-2014 school year for each group.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. GPA [ Time Frame: single time point ]
    To determine the association between asthma and school performance by comparing grade point averages (GPA) in middle school aged children with and without asthma. We will enroll 200 children in grades 6-8 with asthma (cases) from the ED/IMPACT DC and compare them with a group of 200 children in grades 6-8 without asthma (controls) recruited from the ED. Report cards will be collected between June 2014 and November 1, 2014 or until 200 cases and 200 controls have been recruited, and GPAs will be compared. We expect children with asthma will have lower GPAs .


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
We are proposing a cross-sectional case-control observational study of middle school (grades 6-8) children to compare academic achievement and school attendance between children with and without asthma. 200 children with asthma (cases) will be recruited from the IMPACT DC clinic and/or ED and 200 children without asthma (controls) will be recruited from the ED.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inclusion criteria for cases include asthma diagnosed by a clinician for greater than 1 year with a history of exacerbation requiring systemic corticosteroids within the past 2 years. Controls will have no history of asthma. All children, cases and controls, must (1) be in grade level 6-8 in the 2013-2014 school year, attend public school in Washington, DC (DCPS) or Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), and reside in their school district;(2) be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Exclusion Criteria: Exclusion criteria for cases and controls will be (1) presence of a chronic medical condition other than asthma; (2) triage category 1 or 2 in the emergency department; and (3) a family that does not speak English or Spanish

Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, District of Columbia
Children's National Health Systems
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Research Institute
More Information

Responsible Party: Stephen J. Teach, MD, MPH, MD, Children's Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02228499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00005030
First Posted: August 29, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 16, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Keywords provided by Stephen J. Teach, MD, MPH, Children's Research Institute:
asthma
academics
GPA
attendance

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