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A digital health application for managing pediatric asthma: Use and benefits

Overview of attention for article published in Informatics for Health & Social Care, September 2023
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Title
A digital health application for managing pediatric asthma: Use and benefits
Published in
Informatics for Health & Social Care, September 2023
DOI 10.1080/17538157.2023.2250435
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Authors

Kandia Lewis, Cynthia M. Zettler-Greeley, Kathryn V. Blake, Amy Milkes

Abstract

Childhood asthma is a common and serious chronic lung disease. Mobile health (mHealth) technologies may assist clinical providers, caregivers, and children in managing pediatric asthma. This study evaluated the Nemours app, an mHealth application. We examined: a) frequency of data access by providers and feature use by caregivers (parents/legal guardians) of 5-11-year-old children diagnosed with asthma and b) whether utilization was related to benefits. Nine providers (allergists/pulmonologists) and 80 patient-families (caregiver/child dyads) participated. Two-years of retrospective data were obtained for asthma control, in-person urgent healthcare utilization, and app utilization. Six-months of prospective data included asthma control, in-person urgent healthcare utilization, app utilization, surveys, and health literacy screeners. Providers (56%) accessed app data and caregivers (61%) utilized the app. Caregiver use of messaging feature predicted gains in health literacy scores (b = .44, p = .041), suggesting app use may offer some educational benefits. Implementation of strategies that support app engagement and utilization may help to maximize intended benefits.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 1 14%
Other 1 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 14%
Student > Postgraduate 1 14%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 43%
Computer Science 1 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 14%
Unknown 2 29%
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