Comparing Asthma Action Plans for Pediatric Asthma
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00136305
Recruitment Status :
(PI moved to a different institution)
First Posted : August 29, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2015
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Katherine B. Anderson Associates Endowment Fund
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christina L Duncan, PhD, Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the relative effectiveness of two asthma action plans (pictorial versus written) in terms of asthma action plan knowledge, medication use, and family satisfaction with asthma education.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Pictorial asthma action planBehavioral: Written asthma action plan
Asthma medical regimens are complex for families, requiring changes in the types and amounts of medication based on the frequency and intensity of symptoms. Written asthma action plans (AAP's) are commonly used to provide a set of instructions to help parents and children implement these complicated regimens. However, written AAP's require substantial literacy levels, so for younger children, low-literacy families, or non-English speaking families, a pictorial version of the AAP may be more understandable and useful. The study aims to validate a newly developed, fully pictorial AAP in terms of its relative impact on parent- and child-reported knowledge of the action plan, medication use, and parent- and child-reported satisfaction, when compared to a standard-care written AAP.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Years to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Children who are new patients
Receive a diagnosis of persistent asthma
Are in need of an asthma action plan
Diagnosed with intermittent asthma
An established patient who already has an asthma action plan