Journal article

A consumer designed smartphone app for young people with asthma: pilot of engagement and acceptability

Sharon Ruth Davis, Dorian Peters, Rafael Alejandro Calvo, Susan M Sawyer, Juliet M Foster, Lorraine D Smith

Journal of Asthma | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective: This pilot aimed to test the engagement, acceptability, and usefulness of a goal-setting smartphone app, Kiss myAsthma, in young people with asthma.Methods: Young people aged 15-24 years old were invited to trial a smartphone app for asthma management. A mixed-methods approach combined quantitative analysis of self-report questionnaires and app usage log data with qualitative thematic analysis of open-ended questions at baseline and six weeks after downloading the app. App log data (pages visited, frequency of use and content of participants interaction, e.g.goals set, symptoms recorded) were analyzed.Results: Nine of 12 participants completed both baseline and six-week questionna..

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