Paul Rosen awarded collaborative National Institutes of Health (NIH) R34 grant to test smartphone apps for self-management of adolescent asthma

September 24, 2020

Dr. Paul Rosen (MPI), in collaboration with Dr. Amy Alman (PI, COPH), Dr. Marisa Couluris (MPI, Pediatrics), Dr. Claudia Parvanta (Co-I, COPH), Dr. Sanghoon Park (Co-I, Education), and Dr. Henian Chen (Co-I, COPH) received an R34 grant from the National Institutes of Health titled, “Feasibility of mHealth Technology for Improving Self-Management and Adherence Among Asthmatic Adolescents.” The 3-year, $650,000 grant will enable them to study the feasibility of using mobile health technology to improve the self-management of asthma in adolescents.

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood, making it a significant public health burden, and asthma self‐management is essential for preventing exacerbations and reducing the burden of the disease. However, poor adherence to prescribed treatment and poor recognition of symptoms leads to reduced asthma control, particularly among adolescents. This pilot study is designed to test the feasibility, acceptability, and adherence to a smartphone app specifically designed for self-management among adolescents with persistent asthma.