HealthSpark 2: Improving Asthma Care for Preschool Children

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2007 by University of Miami.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Health Foundation of South Florida
Ounce of Prevention Fund
The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation
Early Learning Coalition
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University of Miami Identifier:
First received: March 16, 2006
Last updated: April 19, 2007
Last verified: April 2007

From a previous community needs survey, we determined that asthma was a particular problem in our community-based research network of child care centers. This study will examine whether a moderate intervention can help these centers improve their "asthma-friendly" rating as per NHLBI guidelines. We will both center directors and parents to establish baseline data on child health and the "asthma-friendliness" of each center. We will use a wait-list control, with all centers eventually receiving the intervention.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Asthma education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training

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Further study details as provided by University of Miami:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 6 month post-intervention: rate of tobacco smoke exposure
  • 6 month post-intervention: quality of CCC asthma policy
  • 6 month post-intervention rate of written asthma plans
  • 6 month post-intervention staff ability to give medicines

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 6 month post-intervention changes in asthma outcomes
  • care utilization
  • care access
  • disease severity
  • comorbidity
  • quality of life
  • home exposures to environmental triggers

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: February 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2007
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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 5 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children ages 1 - 5 years, enrolled in one of the designated SPARK child care centers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children under the age of 1 year
  • Children whose parents do not want to participate
  • Children whose child care centers do not want to participate
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00304304

United States, Florida
University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development
Miami, Florida, United States, 33101
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Miami
Health Foundation of South Florida
Ounce of Prevention Fund
The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation
Early Learning Coalition
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey P Brosco, MD PhD University of Miami
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00304304     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-7395
Study First Received: March 16, 2006
Last Updated: April 19, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Miami:
child care centers
asthma triggers
community-based research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases processed this record on April 17, 2014