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
Social Behavioral Research Grant
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.
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