Monday, April 21, 2014

Study Finds Text Messages Helped Young Children Remember to Take Asthma Medicine


In a recent article by Robert Preidt in HealthDay News, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) reported an interesting study involving children with asthma and text messages. In the study, daily text messages were sent to patients reminding them when to take their asthma medication. The researchers reported that in a small group of young children, text message reminders helped the children to remember to take their asthma medication. 

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Dr. Jennifer S. Lee, of Women & Children's Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y., explained, "Two of the seven patients showed improvement in their asthma control, and parents of children said the text messages were helpful.” The idea is that in the future, text messages will help remind patients to take their medication more regularly.

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References:
Preidt, Robert. "Text Message Reminders Prompt Kids to Take Asthma Medicine - Asthma Center - EverydayHealth.com."EverydayHealth.com. HealthDay News, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. 
          <http://www.everydayhealth.com/asthma/1107/text-message-reminders-prompt-kids-to-take-asthma-medicine.aspx>.