This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition asthma
Treatments continuing education, usual care
Sponsor Karine Margarites Lima
Collaborator Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Start date August 2010
End date December 2011
Trial size 467 participants
Trial identifier NCT01595971, MED/FNS 774/08


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of multifaceted educational interventions in the care of asthma, conducted remotely over the platform TelessaúdeRS in teams of the Family Health Strategy and the consequent clinical improvement patients.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, investigator)
Primary purpose health services research
RESPIRANET is a multifaceted intervention directed at professionals of the Family Health Teams in the inner cities.Includes telemedicine, reminders, video conferences, educational materials for patients and consultants.
continuing education RESPIRANET
Includes telemedicine, reminders, video conferences, educational materials for patients and consultants.
(Placebo Comparator)
usual care
Received the usual care provided

Primary Outcomes

Symptom burden, measured as the number of self-reported asthma symptom days (ASD). ASD is based on 2 week recall.
time frame: six months

Secondary Outcomes

Asthma control
time frame: 6 months
Health care utilization
time frame: 6 meses
Proportion of patients in use inhaled corticosteroids
time frame: 6 meses

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 5 years up to 45 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Practice:Participate in the Telessaúde/RS. Minimal staff consisting of a general practitioner, nurse, nurse and community health agents (CHA), ability to give at least ten patients diagnosed with asthma, located in a municipality to make available for free inhaled medication (short-acting bronchodilators and corticosteroids ) for the treatment of asthma and willingness to participate in the study. - Patients: 5 to 45 years with a diagnosis of asthma made ​​by a physician and register at least one consultation for asthma or an asthma-related hospitalization during the year preceding the beginning of the study. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with other chronic diseases with pulmonary complications such as tuberculosis, cancer and cystic fibrosis or those with severe mental illness

Additional Information

Official title Distance Education Versus Usual Care in the Qualification of Asthma Care: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial - RESPIRANET
Description Cluster-randomized trial with follow-up of 6 months. The aim of this study is to determine whether multifaceted interventions performed at a distance for the care of asthma symptoms reduce overhead, improve asthma control and qualify the care provided to patients.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre.