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Asthma Education Using Child Life Services and an Asthma-based Computer Game

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01072123
First Posted: February 19, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2016
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Collaborator:
Asthma Coalition of Long Island
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Winthrop University Hospital
February 18, 2010
February 19, 2010
January 14, 2016
January 2009
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • To determine whether an educational intervention in the pediatric ED or during hospitalization can influence children's [and care givers'] knowledge and understanding of the disease process and treatment. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • To improve communication, asthma self-management and decrease morbidity by decreasing ED use and hospitalization [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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To introduce the Child Life Specialist as an effective asthma educator and further strengthen the health care team [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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Asthma Education Using Child Life Services and an Asthma-based Computer Game
Innovative Asthma Education Using a Unique Blend of Child Life Services and an Asthma-based Computer Game in the Pediatric Emergency Room

This is a single center pilot study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of an asthma education program in the pediatric emergency department. Asthma has reached epidemic proportions. Nine million American children are affected in the United States alone. This problem has increased 75% from 1980 to 1994, with a staggering 160% increase seen in children less than five years old.1 The American Lung Association has targeted this overwhelming problem on both national and local levels. Asthma impacts American communities who differ geographically, culturally, ethnically and by lifestyle, and as a result will present with different obstacles.

The primary objectives are: to determine whether this educational intervention (through interactions with a child life specialist and using the asthma based computer game) in the pediatric ED can influence children's [and care givers'] knowledge and understanding of the disease process and treatment, and to improve asthma self-management and decrease morbidity by decreasing ED use and hospitalization.

A secondary objective is to introduce the Child Life Specialist as an effective asthma educator and further strengthen the health care team.

The target population will be recruited from the pediatric emergency department. We anticipate this study to recruit over a one year period and have a one year follow up with an anticipated enrollment of 64 children and families. There will be three Child Life Specialist involved in this program.

After consent has been obtained, the child and parent will complete questionnaires (focusing on asthma knowledge, quality of life, and perception of asthma) and then a laptop will be provided to access the asthma based computer game.

During the child's ED visit the Child Life Specialist will have opportunities to open communication to address barriers or concerns, and reinforce material provided by the game. Through these interactions, the importance of communication between the child, parent and healthcare provider is highlighted.

The family will be given information to access the computer game via the internet. Follow up phone calls or e-mails will occur at 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months which will entail completing questionnaires. The questionnaires uses validated questions along with questions from the material covered through this asthma education study.

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Interventional
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Care Provider, Investigator)
Asthma
Other: Quest for the Code
interactive asthma-based computer program
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Completed
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December 2010
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between six to eighteen years old
  • Diagnosis of asthma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refused to participate in the study
  • Unable to understand or respond to questions
  • If participants are not English speaking
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United States
 
 
NCT01072123
08313
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Winthrop University Hospital
Winthrop University Hospital
Asthma Coalition of Long Island
Principal Investigator: Mary Cataletto, MD Winthrop University Hospital
Winthrop University Hospital
January 2016

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