Delesha Carpenter, PhD
Research Awards Nationwide Recipient (2013-2015)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Using Mobile App to Help Teens Manage Their Asthma
Asthma attacks are highly preventable if individuals engage in asthma self-management behaviors, which include: 1) symptom prevention; 2) symptom monitoring; 3) acute symptom management, and 4) communication with family, friends, and health professionals. Unfortunately, adolescents often do not optimally self-manage their asthma, with medication adherence rates as low as 50%. Dr. Carpenter and team will develop a free, user-friendly, adolescent asthma self-management application (app) for mobile communication devices like cell phones and tablets with the goal of improving asthma self-management.