Efficacy of Smartphone Asthma Action Plans Compared to Paper-Based Plans

The Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology included an article in the January 2017 edition discussing the efficacy of smartphone asthma action plans when compared with paper-based plans. The researches “conducted a 6-month randomized clinical trial with adolescents (12-17 years old) with persistent asthma.” Thirty-four adolescents participated in the study, and “used their respective smartphone or paper AAPs for medication instructions and peak flow or asthma symptoms logging.” The researchers concluded “adolescents were frequent and highly satisfied users of the smartphone AAP with a subset of participants with uncontrolled asthma demonstrating possible clinical benefit.”

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