Asthma | Stress Management Intervention in Inner City Adolescents With Asthma
Asthma research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The study will utilize a stress management program delivered over 10 sessions that is hypothesized to result in decreased stress levels and improved coping strategies in an inner city adolescent asthma population. Participants will include adolescents ages 10-15 years with physician diagnosed asthma. The outcome measures will be obtained via psychosocial questionnaires and spirometry.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - Ages 8-15 years of age - Physician diagnosed asthma based on NHBLI guidelines - English speaking - Child assent/parental consent Exclusion Criteria: - Refusal of child assent/parental consent - Non-English speaking - History of psychiatric illness, autoimmune disease, HIV/AIDs, smoking history.
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
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:Stress management program10 session intervention utilizing a cognitive behavorial program with a goal of stress reduction
Other:Peer viewed moviesPG rated movies to be viewed over 10 sessions in peer setting
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.
Stress management program
peer viewed movies
Start Date: July 2011
Completed Date: June 2012
Phase: Phase 2
Primary Outcome: Scope of change in perceived stress from enrollment to completion of study using the Perceived stress scale
Secondary Outcome: Secondary outcomes within scope of change from enrollment to completion of study in coping as assessed by Kidcope
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Lead Sponsor: Weill Medical College of Cornell University