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Urban Adolescents Readily Comply with a Complicated Asthma Research Protocol

Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir; Candace Folch; Kyung Hwa Jung; David Z. Torrone; Eric Gil; Frederica P. Perera; Rachel L. Miller; Steven N. Chillrud

Title:
Urban Adolescents Readily Comply with a Complicated Asthma Research Protocol
Author(s):
Lovinsky-Desir, Stephanie
Folch, Candace
Jung, Kyung Hwa
Torrone, David Z.
Gil, Eric
Perera, Frederica P.
Miller, Rachel L.
Chillrud, Steven N.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Medicine
Pediatrics
Environmental Health Sciences
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Volume:
8
Persistent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Clinical Medicine Insights: Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
Publisher:
Libertas Academica
Abstract:
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.
Subject(s):
Asthma in children
Patient compliance
Accelerometers
Teenagers--Research
Medical sciences
Public health
Publisher DOI:
https://doi.org/10.4137/CCRPM.S13930
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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, , Urban Adolescents Readily Comply with a Complicated Asthma Research Protocol, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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