An app aimed at children and teenagers with asthma, to learn about their condition.
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What does the app do?
This app is designed for children and teenagers with asthma, to learn about their condition. The app has 2 language options (English or Spanish), is divided into 2 age sections, (under 12 years old or teenagers) and has 2 main sections, content and games. The content section aims to provide educational information about breathing and asthma, and comprises 5 modules. The content has colourful graphics, and is read out by a storyteller. Much of the app is under development and is incomplete such as the entire teenage section and only 2 out of the 5 modules are complete. Overall the intention of the app is great, but it fails to deliver. See Pros & Cons below.
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|Date of this review: March 2017|
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites:
The Kids Beating Asthma app might help children learn about their asthma iMedicalApps
Apps that could help you manage or learn about your asthma Montana Asthma Control Program
The following references relate to articles about apps for asthma:
- Connected asthma: how technology will transform care Asthma UK
- Hui CY, Walton R, McKinstry B, et al. The use of mobile applications to support self-management for people with asthma: a systematic review of controlled studies to identify features associated with clinical effectiveness and adherence. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Oct 2.
- Cook KA, Modena BD, Simon RA. Improvement in Asthma Control Using a Minimally Burdensome and Proactive Smartphone Application. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jul-Aug;4(4):730-737.
- Househ M, Hossain N, Jamal A, et al. A cross-sectional content analysis of Android applications for asthma. Health Informatics J. 2016 Mar 3.
- Wu AC, Carpenter JF, Himes BE. Mobile health applications for asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015 May-Jun;3(3):446-8
- Huckvale K, Morrison C, Ouyang J, et al. The evolution of mobile apps for asthma: an updated systematic assessment of content and tools. BMC Med. 2015 Mar 23;13:58.
- Marcano Belisario JS, Huckvale K, et al. Smartphone and tablet self management apps for asthma. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Nov 27;(11)