Assessing Inflammatory and Behavioral Pathways Linking PTSD to Increased Asthma Morbidity in WTC Workers

ID#: NCT04552301

Age: 18 years - 66+

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: No

Study Phase: N/A

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: August 17, 2020

End Date: August 01, 2022

Contact Information:
Shynah James, MPH

Asthma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are the most common conditions in World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers. In this study, the study team will evaluate the interplay of biological and behavioral mechanisms explaining the relationship of PTSD with increase asthma morbidity and adapt and pilot test a novel intervention to improve outcomes of WTC workers.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosed with PTSD based on SCID or PCL-5

- Poorly controlled asthma based on ACQ score ≥1.5

- Completion of observational study 12-month visit

Exclusion Criteria:

- Active Suicidal Ideation

- Co-existence of COPD or other chronic respiratory illnesses