Telemedicine Education for Rural Children With Asthma
The investigators will implement an interactive school-based telemedicine education program for rural low-income, minority children with asthma, their caregivers, and school nurses in the Delta region of Arkansas.
- The investigators will examine changes in asthma symptoms control and other health outcomes such as activity levels and family/child emotional health in the intervention group compared to a usual care group.
- The investigators will examine changes in asthma knowledge, self-efficacy, and quality of life in the intervention participants and their caregivers compared to a usual care group.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Telemedicine Education for Rural Children With Asthma|
- The investigators will examine changes in asthma symptoms control and health outcomes in the intervention group compared to a usual care group. [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- The investigators will examine changes in asthma knowledge, self-efficacy, and quality of life of the intervention participants and their caregivers compared to a usual care group. [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Intervention Group
Participants, caregivers and school nurse will attend telemedicine education sessions at school.
Other: Telemedicine Education
Student Asthma Education. Each student will engage in 6 age-appropriate sessions on various aspects of asthma health.
Caregiver Asthma Education. The primary caregiver will engage in 2 asthma education sessions.
School Nurse Asthma Education. School nurses will participate in 2 sessions.
Primary Care Provider (PCP) Communication. The PCP of the intervention group participant will be notified of his/her patient's baseline asthma assessment. They will receive updates summarizing each telemedicine intervention.
Active Comparator: Usual care
Usual care participant will receive routine care from their primary care provider.
Other: Usual care
Participants will receive asthma care by their PCP with no education sessions or PCP communications by the research staff.
The investigators will conduct a prospective study to examine the impact of an interactive, telemedicine asthma intervention among children living in the rural Delta region of Arkansas.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00964301
|United States, Arkansas|
|Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute|
|Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202|
|Principal Investigator:||Tamara T. Perry, M.D., FAAP||University of Arkansas|