Journal article

Enabling self-management of pollen allergies: a pre-season questionnaire evaluating the perceived benefit of providing local pollen information

Danielle E Medek, Marko Simunovic, Bircan Erbas, Constance H Katelaris, Edwin R Lampugnani, Alfredo Huete, Paul J Beggs, Janet M Davies

AEROBIOLOGIA | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

The Australian AusPollen Partnership provides respiratory allergy patients with accurate, relevant and localised pollen information via smartphone Apps. This study aims to evaluate public perceptions of need and benefit of providing local pollen information. Individuals aged 18 years and older were contacted through AusPollen Smartphone Apps (Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne), Australian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Asthma Australia and social media. A pilot questionnaire was developed in consultation with partner organisations, including select questions drawn from the National Young People and Asthma Survey. The questionnaire consisted of four sections: participant ..

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