Intervention Study to Improve Adherence in Asthma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 15, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 15, 2007
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Värmland County Council, Sweden

Brief Summary:
We wanted to investigate if it was possible to improve adherence to prescriptions and advice in pre-school children with newly diagnosed asthma. The intervention was intense information and support in the form of four group discussions with the parents of four children in close connection to diagnosing the child. The control children received the usual care with individual polyclinic visits to the physi-cian/nurse. We evaluated the effect with the help of questionnaires, physical examinations, blood tests, lung function tests and control of treatment adherence after 18 months and 6 years.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Behavioral: Extra information and support Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Does Improved Information in the Form of Group Discussions With Parents of Newly Diagnosed Asth-Matic Children Lead to a Better Quality of Life for the Families, an Improved Adherence and Better Devel-Opment of the Lung Function of the Children?
Study Start Date : April 1998
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: CG
The control group had regular individual information and support in connection with ordinary clinical follow-ups
Experimental: IG
The intervention group had extra support and information in the form of four group discussions with parents
Behavioral: Extra information and support
Four group discussions with parents in close connection to diagnosing the children

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adherence [ Time Frame: 18 months and 6 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Burden of asthma on the individual and on the health care system [ Time Frame: 18 months and 6 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of asthma and fullfilling the criteria utilized to indicate high risk for persistent asthma: the presence of atopic disease among close relatives, confirmed allergy, symptoms of another atopic disease or asthma that appeared between bouts of the common cold.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00516633

Barn-ungdomsmedicinska mottagningen VC Gripen
Karlstad, Sweden, 651 12
Sponsors and Collaborators
Värmland County Council, Sweden
Study Chair: Gunilla Hedlin, Professor Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Publications of Results: Identifier: NCT00516633     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LIVFOU-8215
First Posted: August 15, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 15, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007

Keywords provided by Värmland County Council, Sweden:
Burden of asthma
Quality of life

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