UC Davis Health Clinical Studies

Home Visits For Medical and Educational Success Among Sacramento Schoolchildren With Asthma

Does your child miss school because of his/her asthma? We hope to share tools to address your child’s health and improve school attendance.

This research study aims to address some of the main reasons why children miss school. In previous research, many families say physical health issues are the main reason for missing school. Childhood asthma is likely one of the biggest factors. This research seeks to develop a team intervention. A school staff member and a medical professional will work together to visit children's homes with school absences due to asthma. The goal of this home visit is to address environmental factors that may be worsening your child’s asthma. We'd also like to review and reinforce the best ways to care and control your child’s asthma at home. We hope that your child will be able to attend school consistently. Our goals are to refine and improve how we deliver our home visit intervention.

Behavioral study
Any, age 5 to 12 years old

Study of portable human exhaled breath condensate sampler to more accurately diagnose asthma, in a non-invasive way

Help us test the feasibility of a new device to diagnose asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, and asthma attacks are the most common reason children miss school. More than 5 million children have asthma and the prevalence of asthma in some inner cities in the United States is greater than 20%. Missed asthma diagnosis in children and poorly controlled asthma have tremendous economic impacts for school systems and families of asthmatic children. This research is investigating the feasibility of a portable human exhaled breath condensate sampler to more accurately diagnose asthma in a non-invasive manner.

Any, age 12-18 years old