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Developing an Interactive Story for Children with Asthma

Educational Technology & Simulation, Health Information Technology & Simulation Lab, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee, 1200 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA. Electronic address: .
Nursing Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 0.59). 06/2013; 48(2):271-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.cnur.2013.01.006
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ABSTRACT Despite advancements in asthma treatment and diagnosis, asthma still remains the number 1 cause for hospitalizations in school-aged children. This usability study aimed to develop a child-friendly interactive narrative, Okay with Asthma v2.0, based on the Biopsychosocial Family Model using feedback from children. This fun and kid-friendly program encourages children to manage their own asthma with the help of peers, families, communities, and health care services. With these support structures, children can identify and avoid triggers, monitor their asthma, manage their condition with medications based on an action plan, and learn to live happily with asthma.

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