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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620236
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Building ALLAS: Creation of an Asthma and Allergies App
Author(s):
Cochran, Benjamin J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Upsilon
Author Details:
Benjamin J. Cochran, APRN, NP-C, bcochran@gus.pittstate.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, September 18, 2016: Introduction: 39 million Americans carry a diagnosis of asthma and 50 million Americans are allergy sufferers. While there are currently over 100 mobile applications for asthmatics, none of them meet all eight identifiable criteria for evidence-based education and none had an asthma action plan that was modifiable. The two prevailing factors in the research were a desire to self-manage and one respiratory tract, one disease. Because of a documented lack, this app was created to provide patients with appropriate evidenced-based education and ability to appropriately self-manage their asthma and allergies. Providers need to remain cognizant to the tools like mobile applications that are available to patients and should evaluate an application prior to recommending it. Purpose: To determine the factors lacking in apps currently available and create an all-encompassing app that addresses aspects needed for asthma and allergies self-management and proper treatment. Method: Creation of an app from idea through development to successful app ready for beta testing. Balsamiq.com will be used for wireframing, design, and final HD design. Firebase will be utilized for database storage and construction. The application will allow patients to receive education on asthma and allergies, as well as, create personal profiles to utilize an asthma action plan and an allergy profile. This data will be able to be carried in their hand thereby increasing compliance. This data can then be brought to routine appointments with providers to more effectively monitor their symptoms, peak flow readings, and allergy plans. Patients have shown a strong interest in managing their chronic disease, particularly asthmatics and allergy patients. Mobile applications are relatively new in healthcare yet have the ability to drastically improve compliance and ensure better health for patients. Future Research: The app will be created through this project and then released for beta testing. Pending successful testing and appropriate enhancements, the app will be released in a large general release after a significant social media campaign.
Keywords:
Asthma; Allergies; Mobile Application
Repository Posting Date:
16-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
16-Sep-2016
Other Identifiers:
LEAD16PST21
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Leadership Connection 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
This item was accepted for presentation at Leadership Connection 2016, but was not presented.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleBuilding ALLAS: Creation of an Asthma and Allergies Appen
dc.contributor.authorCochran, Benjamin J.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Upsilonen
dc.author.detailsBenjamin J. Cochran, APRN, NP-C, bcochran@gus.pittstate.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620236-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, September 18, 2016: Introduction: 39 million Americans carry a diagnosis of asthma and 50 million Americans are allergy sufferers. While there are currently over 100 mobile applications for asthmatics, none of them meet all eight identifiable criteria for evidence-based education and none had an asthma action plan that was modifiable. The two prevailing factors in the research were a desire to self-manage and one respiratory tract, one disease. Because of a documented lack, this app was created to provide patients with appropriate evidenced-based education and ability to appropriately self-manage their asthma and allergies. Providers need to remain cognizant to the tools like mobile applications that are available to patients and should evaluate an application prior to recommending it. Purpose: To determine the factors lacking in apps currently available and create an all-encompassing app that addresses aspects needed for asthma and allergies self-management and proper treatment. Method: Creation of an app from idea through development to successful app ready for beta testing. Balsamiq.com will be used for wireframing, design, and final HD design. Firebase will be utilized for database storage and construction. The application will allow patients to receive education on asthma and allergies, as well as, create personal profiles to utilize an asthma action plan and an allergy profile. This data will be able to be carried in their hand thereby increasing compliance. This data can then be brought to routine appointments with providers to more effectively monitor their symptoms, peak flow readings, and allergy plans. Patients have shown a strong interest in managing their chronic disease, particularly asthmatics and allergy patients. Mobile applications are relatively new in healthcare yet have the ability to drastically improve compliance and ensure better health for patients. Future Research: The app will be created through this project and then released for beta testing. Pending successful testing and appropriate enhancements, the app will be released in a large general release after a significant social media campaign.en
dc.subjectAsthmaen
dc.subjectAllergiesen
dc.subjectMobile Applicationen
dc.date.available2016-09-16T14:22:52Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T14:22:52Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Connection 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteThis item was accepted for presentation at Leadership Connection 2016, but was not presented.-
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