Comparing Asthma Action Plans for Pediatric Asthma
Information source: Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on October 04, 2010
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Condition(s) targeted: Asthma
Intervention: Pictorial asthma action plan (Device)
Phase: Phase 2
Sponsored by: Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Christina D Adams, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
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.
Official title: Relative Effectiveness of Pictorial and Written Asthma Action Plans for Pediatric Asthma
Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Primary outcome: after one month: scores on the Asthma Action Plan Knowledge Interview and Family Satisfaction Survey, and mean daily adherence to controller medication and total number of puffs of rescue medication inhaled
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.
Minimum age: 6 Years.
Maximum age: 18 Years.
- 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
- Not English or Spanish speaking
Locations and Contacts
The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, United States; Recruiting
Jade A Bender, BA, Phone: 816-234-3193, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jade A Bender, BA, Sub-Investigator
Starting date: August 2005
Last updated: June 6, 2006