Participant-level characteristics differ by recruitment setting when evaluating a behavioral intervention targeting adolescents with asthma.

Participant-level characteristics differ by recruitment setting when evaluating a behavioral intervention targeting adolescents with asthma. J Asthma. 2019 Nov 08;:1-13 Authors: Joseph CL, Mahajan P, Buzzelli-Stokes S, Jacobsen G, Johnson DA, Duffy E, Williams R, Suzanne H, Zoratti E, Ownby DR, Johnson CC, Lu M Abstract The recruitment setting plays a key role in the evaluation of behavioral interventions. We evaluated a behavioral intervention for urban adolescents with asthma in three randomized trials conducted separately in three different settings over the course of 8 years. We hypothesized that characteristics of trial participants recruited from the ED and clinic settings would be significantly different from that of youth participating in the school-based trials. The intervention evaluated was Puff City, a web-based program that uses tailoring to improve asthma management behaviors. The present analysis includes youth aged 13-19 years who reported a physician diagnosis of asthma and symptoms at trial baseline. In the three trials, all participants were randomized post-baseline to a web-based, tailored intervention (treatment) or generic web-based asthma education (control). Compared to school-based trial participants, ED participants had significantly more acute-care visits for asthma (p 
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