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Reducing Asthma Disparities by Improving Provider-Patient Communication

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00181194
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2018
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study will be to assess the impact of a culturally-sensitive, patient-focused asthma communication instrument (ACCI) designed to enhance provider-patient communication by prompting and guiding providers in assessments of disease severity and discussion of adherence behaviors with minority patients with asthma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Asthma Device: Asthma Control and Communication Instrument

Detailed Description:
Improving communication between health care providers and their patients is the critical first step in efforts designed to reduce asthma-related health disparities in urban areas. Improving communication will help providers tailor asthma therapies to their patients' needs, and help providers and patients to overcome barriers (e.g., concerns about adverse effects) to adherence with those asthma treatment plans.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 350 participants
Official Title: Reducing Asthma Disparities by Improving Provider-Patient Communication About Asthma Severity and Adherence With Therapy
Study Start Date : May 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Accuracy of Provider Assessment of Asthma Severity
  2. Accuracy of Clinician Assessment of Patient Adherence
  3. Assessment of appropriateness of asthma treatment (consistency of care with asthma guidelines
  4. Patient satisfaction with provider-patient communication and medical care

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. These outcomes include indicators of poor asthma control such as health care service use for asthma exacerbations (unscheduled office visits, ER visits, hospitalizations) and use of oral corticosteroid and overuse of inhaled beta-agonist medications.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 85 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • are able to provide informed consent;
  • report physician-diagnosed asthma;
  • report asthma symptoms and/or use of short-acting reliever medication at least twice weekly in the past month.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • state they do not have asthma;
  • have mild intermittent disease
  • no recent evidence of disease activity.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00181194

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United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Asthma And Allergy Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21224
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Principal Investigator: Gregory B Diette, MD, MHS Johns Hopkins University
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Responsible Party: Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT00181194    
Other Study ID Numbers: 20021855
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases