TABLE 1

Components of the Study Intervention

1) Educational video: Controlling Asthma
    1. What is asthma?
  1. Chronic inflammatory disease of the airways

  2. Symptom recognition: cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, chest tightness

  3. Asthma flares can be reduced by control of asthma symptoms

    2. How can asthma be controlled?
  1. Triggers and environmental control

  2. Quick relief versus controller medicines

  3. Key role of controller medicines

    1. Need for daily use

    2. Reduce asthma flares

    3. Safe and effective

    4. Require regular office visits with an asthma provider

  4. Importance of a written care plan and follow-up with a provider

    3. What are the benefits of controlling asthma?
  1. Improved quality of life for child and family

  2. Child should be able to live a normal lifestyle

2) Letter to PCP
  1. Provided to families if child screened positive for persistent symptoms

  2. Suggested follow-up to consider initiating controller medications

  3. Family asked to bring letter to follow-up appointment

3) Mailed Reminder
  1. Self-addressed postcard mailed to all enrolled families

  2. Reminder to make a follow-up appointment to discuss ways to control asthma