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Telemedicine Education for Rural Children With Asthma

2014-07-24 14:11:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Specific aims:

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.

Description

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Asthma

Intervention

Telemedicine Education, Usual care

Location

Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Little Rock
Arkansas
United States
72202

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:11:45-0400

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