Delesha Carpenter, Ph.D.

Delesha Carpenter, Ph.D.

Institution: University of North Carolina

Project: Using Mobile App to Help Teens Manage Their Asthma

Grant(s): 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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