Intervention to Improve Asthma Management/Prevention

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005734
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: March 2005
  Purpose

To implement and evaluate a comprehensive asthma education and prevention program in all 54 public elementary schools in the predominantly minority Birmingham, Alabama school system.


Condition
Asthma
Lung Diseases

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: September 1995
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2002
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

The study was part of an initiative "Interventions to Improve Asthma Management and Prevention at School". The Broad Agency Announcement was released in June, 1994.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

The study had several objectives. The first was to demonstrate that a comprehensive school-based asthma education program could be implemented, using existing resources, in a largely poor, inner city educational environment. The second objective was to provide broad information on asthma and its management to elementary school faculties in order to help reduce fear and anxiety due to lack of knowledge about asthma. The third was to provide curriculum-based information about asthma to the general student bodies of elementary schools. The fourth objective was to institute a cost effective screening program that would identify elementary school students with asthma. The fifth was to provide an education program designed to improve knowledge and prevention. The sixth was to develop an individual asthma action plan for students with asthma that would improve their management and prevention skills and to coordinate the individual asthma action plan with school personnel and activities in order to improve support for the students in following their management plans.

The program was evaluated through a randomized controlled design with the schools as the unit of randomization and the students the unit of analysis. The Birmingham public schools were divided into three cohorts of 18 schools each on the basis of geographic location. Schools were randomly assigned within cohorts so that nine schools were experimental and nine were control. The research protocol was implemented in the first cohort in the fall of 1995, in the second cohort in the fall of 1996, and in the third cohort in the fall of 1997. Students with asthma were followed for three school terms following collection of baseline data and implementation of the education program. Outcomes were assessed in terms of school absences and performance, health care utilization, quality of life and asthma morbidity during school.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

No eligibility criteria

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Investigator: William Bailey University of Alabama at Birmingham
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005734     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4943
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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

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