Text2Breathe: Enhance Parent Communication to Reduce Pediatric Asthma Disparities (T2B)

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Seattle Children's Healthcare System

Status

Completed

Conditions

Asthma

Treatments

Behavioral: Text2Breathe Study Group

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03032159
15488

Details and patient eligibility

About

Text2Breathe (T2B) is a randomized controlled trial aimed at improving communication between parents and their children's' primary care providers about asthma. The overarching goal of this study is to reduce disparities among a population with high rates of pediatric asthma morbidity. The investigators are testing the efficacy of a short message service (SMS)-enhanced health communication (HC) intervention ("Text2Breathe") designed to equip urban, low-income parents with tools for communicating effectively with their children's primary care provider (PCP).

Full description

Potentially eligible participants are approached and screened in person during an admission of their child to the emergency department for asthma care. Those participants randomized to the intervention will receive additional education on effective communication with their child's primary care provider (PCP). These participants will also receive educational text messages for three months after their initial visit. Text messages will include education on effectively communicating with their child's provider and general asthma information. Both the control group and intervention group will receive text message reminders to schedule regular follow up visits with their PCP and get an annual flu shot. Both groups will be contacted for follow up phone interviews at 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months.

Enrollment

221 patients

Sex

All

Ages

2 to 12 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Unlimited text messaging

Is the parent of child who is:

  • Receiving asthma related care in the emergency department
  • 2-12 years old inclusive
  • Medicaid insured (no Private insurance)
  • Physician diagnosed asthma for at least 12 months

Exclusion criteria

Is the parent of child who:

  • Has seen a pulmonary or allergy sub-specialist more than once in the last 6 months
  • Has seen a sub-specialist (not pulmonary or allergy) more than once in the last 12 months
  • Has been hospitalized for more than 30 days
  • Is currently enrolled in another asthma program or study

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

221 participants in 2 patient groups

Control Group
No Intervention group
Description:
Participants randomized to the control group will receive their usual asthma care from their provider. Additionally, participants in the control group will receive reminder texts to schedule with their child's PCP and to get an annual flu shot. Participants will be surveyed over the phone for 20-30 minutes 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after enrollment.
Text2Breathe Study Group
Experimental group
Description:
The "study" group spends about 10-20 minutes learning about ways to have better communication with their child's primary care provider about his/her asthma. Additionally this group is enrolled in the Text2Breathe messaging program which sends asthma related educational text messages 2 times a week for 3 months. Participants randomized to the study group will also receive reminder texts to schedule with their child's PCP and to get an annual flu shot. Participants will be surveyed over the phone for 20-30 minutes 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after enrollment.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Text2Breathe Study Group

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