Telemedicine Education for Rural Children With Asthma
The investigators will implement an interactive school-based telemedicine education program for rural low-income, minority children with asthma, their caregivers, and school nurses in the Delta region of Arkansas.
1. The investigators will examine changes in asthma symptoms control and other health outcomes such as activity levels and family/child emotional health in the intervention group compared to a usual care group.
2. The investigators will examine changes in asthma knowledge, self-efficacy, and quality of life in the intervention participants and their caregivers compared to a usual care group.
The investigators will conduct a prospective study to examine the impact of an interactive, telemedicine asthma intervention among children living in the rural Delta region of Arkansas.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Telemedicine Education, Usual care
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00964301
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on January 13, 2011
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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Progressive Patient Care
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Patient Self-determination Act
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