Urban Adolescents Readily Comply with a Complicated Asthma Research Protocol
- Urban Adolescents Readily Comply with a Complicated Asthma Research Protocol
- Lovinsky-Desir, Stephanie
Jung, Kyung Hwa
Torrone, David Z.
Perera, Frederica P.
Miller, Rachel L.
Chillrud, Steven N.
Environmental Health Sciences
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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- Clinical Medicine Insights: Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
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- Purpose: Adolescents are often cited as having poor rates of compliance with medical regimens and research protocols. We quantified compliance in a cohort of urban adolescents participating in a complex research protocol in which measures were obtained without direct supervision by research personnel.
Methods: A total of 54 early adolescents ages 10–13 were asked to wear a vest containing a personal air pollutant exposure monitor for two 24-hour periods and to perform daily peak expiratory flow (PEF) for six consecutive days. Compliance with wearing the vest was measured by comparing accelerometer data from a device within the vest to one worn continuously on the child's wrist. Daily PEF data were recorded using an electronic meter.
Results: A priori definition of compliance was met by 85% of the adolescents by wearing the exposure monitoring vest and 72% by performing PEF.
Conclusions: These findings suggest that early adolescents can be compliant with complex research protocols that are needed to help bridge gaps in pediatric asthma research.
- Asthma in children
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- Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, Candace Folch, Kyung Hwa Jung, David Z. Torrone, Eric Gil, Frederica P. Perera, Rachel L. Miller, Steven N. Chillrud, 2014, Urban Adolescents Readily Comply with a Complicated Asthma Research Protocol, Columbia University Academic Commons, https://doi.org/10.7916/D87W6C57.