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Asthma | Web-Based and Tailored Asthma Management Intervention (Puff City) in Teens With Asthma Attending Urban Clinics

Asthma research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Puff City web-based behavioral intervention of asthma management program in a clinical setting. This study also examines and evaluates the cost and efficiency of patient eligibility determination methods, patient recruitment, study monitoring (compliance with study regimen, participant retention and follow-up), and the collection of clinical endpoints.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - 13-19 years of age - Must be able to provide electronic assent and have consent from a parent/guardian if applicable - Diagnosis of asthma by meeting one of the following criteria within the last 12 months: - At least one emergency department diagnosis of asthma or - At least one acute inpatient encounter with asthma as the principal diagnosis or - At least four outpatient visits with an asthma diagnosis and at least 2 asthma medications dispensed or - At least four asthma medications dispensed Exclusion Criteria: - Inability to provide informed consent/assent - Lack of physician diagnosis of asthma - Other co-morbidities that make it impossible for the individual to participate.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Asthma

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Behavioral:Teens randomized to the experimental arm will receive 4 sessions plus a booster of web-based, tailored asthma management.Web-based, computer-tailored asthma management intervention delivered in 4 sessions, plus a 6 month booster.

Behavioral:Teens in the control group will receive generic, web-based asthma education.Web-based, generic asthma management intervention delivered in 4 sessions.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Tailored asthma management programTeens randomized to the experimental arm will receive 4 sessions plus a booster of web-based, tailored asthma management.

ControlTeens in the control group will receive generic, web-based asthma education.

Study Status

Completed

Start Date: March 2013

Completed Date: November 2016

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional

Design:

Primary Outcome: Asthma Control Test (ACT)

Secondary Outcome: Asthma Exacerbations/Functional Status

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Mei Lu, PhD

Lead Sponsor: Henry Ford Health System

Collaborator: University of Michigan

More information:https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01757002

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