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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304178
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mobile Phone-Based Asthma Self-Management System for Adolescents (mASMA)
Author(s):
Rhee, Hyekyun
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Xi
Author Details:
Hyekyun Rhee, PhD, RN, PNP, hyekyun_rhee@urmc.rochester.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: Recently, we developed a mobile phone-based Asthma Self-Management Aid (mASMA) using short-message service (SMS) to assist adolescents’ self-management and facilitate parent-adolescents partnership. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the feasibility, functionality and acceptability of mASMA.

Methods: Fifteen adolescents (13-17 years) with asthma and their parents participated in the 14-day trial of mASMA.  The system automatically texted teen participants six asthma-related questions and customized control medication reminders daily. Teens also submitted daily self-generated text messages to mASMA. Parents received a daily report generated by the system summarizing the information transmitted by the teens. Subsequently, the parents and teens completed a user-acceptance survey and participated in focus groups (two for parents and two for teens) that captured participants’ experience with mASMA.

Results: The teen sample was represented by 40% females and 47% non-white. Most participants (80%) reported uncontrolled asthma.  The majority of parents were mothers (80%). Response rates of six daily questions ranged from 81% to 97%. The average number of self-initiated text messages was 19 per person, and the most common content of the messages was related to symptoms (69%) followed by activity (48%) and medications (10%). All parents confirmed the receipt of and briefly responded to the summary reports daily. Overall experience with mASMA was positive in both parents and adolescents who perceived that the system was convenient and easy to use. Participants affirmed that the SMS technology was an attractive and appropriate approach for adolescents. They identified potential benefits of mASMA including: increasing awareness of asthma triggers and symptoms; improving self-management & adherence to medications; improving a sense of control over asthma; access to immediate professional advice on managing symptoms; improving teen-parent communication.

Conclusion: mASMA was successfully implemented and well received by both adolescents and parents who agreed on many potential benefits of the technology in aiding asthma self-management in adolescents.

Keywords:
asthma self-management; mobile-phone technology; adolescents
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMobile Phone-Based Asthma Self-Management System for Adolescents (mASMA)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRhee, Hyekyunen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsHyekyun Rhee, PhD, RN, PNP, hyekyun_rhee@urmc.rochester.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304178-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Recently, we developed a mobile phone-based Asthma Self-Management Aid (mASMA) using short-message service (SMS) to assist adolescents’ self-management and facilitate parent-adolescents partnership. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the feasibility, functionality and acceptability of mASMA. <p><b>Methods: </b>Fifteen adolescents (13-17 years) with asthma and their parents participated in the 14-day trial of mASMA.  The system automatically texted teen participants six asthma-related questions and customized control medication reminders daily. Teens also submitted daily self-generated text messages to mASMA. Parents received a daily report generated by the system summarizing the information transmitted by the teens. Subsequently, the parents and teens completed a user-acceptance survey and participated in focus groups (two for parents and two for teens) that captured participants’ experience with mASMA. <p><b>Results: </b>The teen sample was represented by 40% females and 47% non-white. Most participants (80%) reported uncontrolled asthma.  The majority of parents were mothers (80%). Response rates of six daily questions ranged from 81% to 97%. The average number of self-initiated text messages was 19 per person, and the most common content of the messages was related to symptoms (69%) followed by activity (48%) and medications (10%). All parents confirmed the receipt of and briefly responded to the summary reports daily. Overall experience with mASMA was positive in both parents and adolescents who perceived that the system was convenient and easy to use. Participants affirmed that the SMS technology was an attractive and appropriate approach for adolescents. They identified potential benefits of mASMA including: increasing awareness of asthma triggers and symptoms; improving self-management & adherence to medications; improving a sense of control over asthma; access to immediate professional advice on managing symptoms; improving teen-parent communication. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>mASMA was successfully implemented and well received by both adolescents and parents who agreed on many potential benefits of the technology in aiding asthma self-management in adolescents.en_GB
dc.subjectasthma self-managementen_GB
dc.subjectmobile-phone technologyen_GB
dc.subjectadolescentsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:36Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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