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?


Psychosocial Stress

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: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

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.

Stress management program

peer viewed movies

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: July 2011

Completed Date: June 2012

Phase: Phase 2

Type: Interventional


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

Principal Investigator:

Lead Sponsor: Weill Medical College of Cornell University


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