Clinical Trial 42158

Tampa, FL 33613


The University of South Florida Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Research Unit is inviting patients to be part of a national study that tests different ways to deal with asthma symptoms to try to reduce asthma attacks, emergency room or hospital visits, and missed work or school. Researchers have found that African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino adults are impacted by symptoms of asthma more than other groups. We want to see if the methods used in this study are able to help reduce your asthma symptoms over time

Participation in this study lasts up to 15 months.  During that time you will attend one in-clinic study visit to enroll.  The visit should take 60 minutes.  At this visit you will register for the study, complete a consent form, and be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to one of two study groups. One group will learn a different way to take their quick reliever or “rescue” medicines and the other group will learn about a new way to keep their usual quick reliever or rescue medicine with them all the time. You will also watch brief videos and complete a survey at this visit.

Each month during the study we will ask you to answer questions about your asthma, asthma medication use and how your asthma is affecting you.  These can be answered on a smart phone, or computer, or you can be sent the questions by mail.

No health insurance or doctor referral is needed to participate.

Qualified Participants Must:

• Identify as hispanic/latino
• Diagnosed with asthma for at least one year
• Be 18-75 years old
• Prescribed both a maintenance inhaler and a rescue inhaler

Qualified Participants May Receive:

  • Compensation for time and travel
  • Compensation for each completed survey
  • If assigned to intervention group, you will recieve study medication at no cost

Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to test the safety and/or effectiveness of new investigational drugs, devices, or treatments in humans. These studies are conducted worldwide for a range of conditions and illnesses. Learn more about clinical research and participating in a study at About Clinical Trials.