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Detroit, Michigan 48202


Purpose:

Little guidance is given to physicians caring for obese adolescents with asthma, however, findings suggest that interventions designed to achieve asthma control in these patients are necessary. Because of the psychosocial factors often associated with obesity and asthma (e.g., low self-esteem, depression, and low quality of life) successful interventions should incorporate a patient-centered approach. The proposed study design is a clinic-based, randomized controlled trial (RCT) in teens with a history of asthma and who are overweight or obese.


Study summary:

Asthma that has persisted in adolescents is likely to persist into adulthood. For 25-30% of Americans, adolescence is also the period at which they experience their greatest weight gain, particularly as they approach the final stages of puberty. Asthma management may be more of a challenge in the overweight adolescent compared to a normal weight youth. Asthma related morbidity is increased in overweight patients, reflected in higher health care utilization for this subgroup. Little guidance is given to physicians caring for obese adolescents with asthma, but findings suggest that interventions designated to achieve control in these patients are necessary. Because of the psychosocial factors often associated with obesity and asthma (e.g. low self-esteem, depression and low quality of life) successful interventions should incorporate a patient-centered approach. Patient-centered care (or patient focused care) involves a partnership between the patient and the physician, shared discussion making, as well as productive communication and health promotion. The objective of this project is to collect the information necessary to develop a tailored discussion guide for use by the physician caring for the obese teen with asthma. Project results will provide an evidence base for the development and evaluation of additional patient-centered health interventions for obese adolescents with asthma. The investigators will conduct this study among patients whom eligibility can be determined using the electronic medical record (EMR). The specific aims of this proposal are to: Qualitatively collect information on outcomes important to obese adolescents with asthma: Create a tailored discussion guide that incorporates patient preferences and treatment goals that can be used by providers caring for overweight adolescents with asthma: Conduct a randomized trial to determine if patient-centered and clinical outcomes improve for patients whose physicians use the tailored discussion guide compared to those who do not.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - BMI >85th Percentile & Diagnosed with asthma; using a modification of Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) criteria: - At least one emergency department visit with a principal diagnosis of asthma, or - At least one acute inpatient claim/encounter with asthma as the principal diagnosis or at least four outpatient visits with an asthma diagnosis and at least or - At least four asthma four outpatient visit with an asthma diagnosis and at least two asthma medications dispensed, or - At least four asthma medications dispensed in the last 12 month Exclusion Criteria: - Does not meet eligibility criteria for weight and/or asthma; - Currently enrolled in another investigational asthma management /education/weight management trial.


NCT ID:

NCT02575326


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Christine Joseph, PhD
Henry Ford Health System


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Detroit, Michigan 48202
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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