Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS)

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2012

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Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS)
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance Notes
Cotinine level
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
12 months Denver, Colorado sample 130 children = 0.66 = 0.56 Mean difference = 0.10 HomeVEE calculated = 0.25 Not statistically significant, p = 0.28

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Cotinine level outcome based on logistic regression model. Outcome from logrnormal regression model had high attrition and is not included in this report.

Functional Severity Score
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
12 months Denver, Colorado sample 150 children Mean = 1.03 Mean = 1.04 Mean difference = -0.01 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.60
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Cotinine level

The authors measured cotinine levels to detect environmental tobacco smoke exposure. The measure indicates the percentage of infants in whom cotinine levels, a metabolite of nicotine, were greater than 5 nanograms of cotinine per gram of creatinine. Infant urine samples

Not applicable

Functional Severity Score

Incidence and severity of infant respiratory symptoms over the past six months. Parent/caregiver report

Not applicable

Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS)
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance
Emergency Department Visits
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Between 24 and 34 months Denver, CO sample 144 children Unadjusted mean = 18.60 Unadjusted mean = 24.30 OR = 0.85 HomeVEE calculated = 0.01 Not statistically significant, p = .72
Oral corticosteroid use
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Between 24 and 34 months Denver, CO sample 144 children Unadjusted mean = 18.60 Unadjusted mean = 24.30 OR = 0.69 HomeVEE calculated = 0.01 Not statistically significant, p = .44
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Emergency Department Visits

Percentage of child emergency department visits between three and four years of age Review of medical records

Not applicable

Oral corticosteroid use

Percentage of children who had a course of oral corticosteroids during the previous year. Review of medical records

Not applicable

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