Journal article

Community Response to the Impact of Thunderstorm Asthma Using Smart Technology.

Ala AlQuran, Mehak Batra, Nugroho Harry Susanto, Anne E Holland, Janet M Davies, Bircan Erbas, Edwin R Lampugnani

Allergy Rhinol (Providence) | SAGE Publications | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: The most severe thunderstorm asthma (TA) event occurred in Melbourne on the 21st November 2016 and during this period, daily pollen information was available and accessible on smart devices via an App. An integrated survey within the App allows users to self-report symptoms. Objective: To explore patterns of symptom survey results during the period when the TA event occurred. Methods: Symptom data from the Melbourne Pollen Count and Forecast App related to asthma history, hay fever symptoms, and medication use was explored. A one-week control period before and after the event was considered. Chi-square tests and logistic regression were used to assess associations between sex, ag..

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