Purpose of Study:
The ACRC network is studying whether having regular video calls with a pharmacist using a smart phone or computer will help adolescents and young adults with asthma to regularly take their prescribed inhaled medications and have fewer asthma symptoms.
October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2023
How does the study work?
This is a completely virtual study which means participants can do the entire study from anywhere in the United States. This study will last about 12 months. People who are eligible for the study and agree to join will be randomly assigned to one of two groups:
One group of participants will have eight video telehealth calls with a pharmacist and use the Propeller sensors attached to their inhalers and app on their smart phone to help with managing inhaler use.
The other group will use the Propeller sensors attached to their inhalers and app on their smart phone to help with managing inhaler use.
In addition, all enrolled participants will have one phone call and four video telehealth appointments with study staff at a study center to complete questionnaires and to test lung function on a handheld device provided for use during the study to review how well asthma is controlled.
Who is eligible to enroll in the study?
Adolescents and young adults who are 14 years though 30 years old, have asthma, and have been prescribed an inhaled corticosteroid medication and have a smart phone or other device to have video telehealth appointments may join this study. The Improving Medication Adherence with Telehealthcare Medication Therapy Management to Change Health Outcomes in Adolescents and Young Adults with Asthma (MATCH) trial is being conducted at ACRC centers around the country. A list of centers is provided below.
Does it cost anything to enroll?
It is free to enroll in this study. The Propeller sensors will be provided to participants free of charge and there is no cost for the app. The lung function device will also be provided to participants at no cost. If you are in the video calls group, we encourage you to conduct the calls using Wi-Fi to avoid impacting data limits on your cell phone plan.
Study participants will receive payments for their time and expenses. There will be no charge for video telehealth appointments.
The study is sponsored by the American Lung Association and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). If you are interested in learning more about joining this important study, please contact the center closest to you.