International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B
A study to assess the effectiveness of mobile health application on self-management of patient with asthma
K Karpagam and Savitha V
Background: Asthma is known as a chronic or long term inflammatory medical condition of the airways common among adults, with more than 25 million impacted. An effective way to reduce costs and the harm caused by asthma, like most chronic diseases, is the management of disease by the patients. Mobile health applications with a self-monitoring and medication adherence system can assist with the appropriate self-management of asthma.
Objectives: The main objective of the study to assess the effectiveness of mobile health application on self-management of patient with Asthma.
Methodology: A quantitative approach with pre experimental design, one group pretest and posttest design was adopted for the present study conducted among 60 patients with asthma by using purposive sampling technique was used to select samples. Demographic variables were collected pretest was done by using self-structured questionnaire. The investigator assessed the pre level of asthma symptoms by using modified questionnaire method. Then the group was trained to use mobile health applications for seven days. The mobile health application consists of breathing exercises, medication reminder, diet. The investigator assessed the post test. The data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: After intervention the experimental group value of post-test‘t’ test value 19.648 was found to be statistically significant at p greater than 0.001.
Conclusion: Hence the findings of present study concluded that was significantly improvement in the post test level of asthma symptoms in the selected samples which clearly-infers that mobile health applications on patient with asthma was found to be effective in self-management of patient with asthma symptoms. The study result shows that medical health apps improved asthma control from the clinical outcomes, from the patient reported outcomes.