Study Explores Mobile Technology as a Way to Improve Asthma Self-Management

An article published in March, 2016, in the American Journal of Health examined how a 13-week intervention for middle school students with asthma could use “recent trends in mobile technology and the power of participatory media to improve student asthma self-management and outcomes, while enhancing asthma knowledge and support at the school and community levels.” Pre- and post-intervention data were collected from the participants, their classmates, and their caregivers.

Their results showed “significant increases in participant asthma knowledge, self-efficacy, control, lung function, and empowerment.” The participants also created educational videos that led to greater peer and parental knowledge. Caregivers also report their quality of life improved.

To view the abstract for the article, click here.