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Digital Health Literacy Intervention for Children with Asthma

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Abstract

Health literacy is a crucial ingredient of successful asthma self-management. Studies have shown that a paucity of asthma health literacy leads to lower levels of asthma control and thus more severe asthma symptoms, which, in turn, results in a suboptimal course of disease. In this research focus on two research questions: (1) To which degree does an interactive health literacy coaching with parental support improve the health literacy in children with asthma? and (2) How must the intervention be implemented in the healthcare system to increase its efficacy?
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Tobias Kowatsch 1, Filipe Barata 2, Peter Tinschert 1, Ullrich Dittler 3, Jean-Marie Egger 4,
Franca Meyer 4, Maja Schaub 4, Elgar Fleisch 1,2, Helmut Oswald 5& Alexander Möller 6
1 University of St.Gallen, 2 ETH Zurich, 3Hochschule Furtwangen University, 4Swiss Lung League, Bern,
2KSW Kantonsspital Winterthur & 6University Children's Hospital, Zurich
Digital Health Literacy Intervention
for Children with Asthma
1. Problem
Health literacy is a crucial ingredient of successful
asthma self-management. Studies have shown that
a paucity of asthma health literacy leads to lower
levels of asthma control and thus more severe
asthma symptoms, which, in turn, results in a
suboptimal course of disease.
2. Research Questions
1. To which degree does an interactive health
literacy coaching with parental support improve
the health literacy in children with asthma?
2. How must the intervention be implemented in
the healthcare system to increase its efficacy?
3. Research Frameworks 4. Method
Justificatory knowledge from evidence-based
medical knowledge (Sch14) and our related work
on childhood obesity (KOW2017a,b) is applied.
5. Expected Result
References
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Kowatsch et al. (2017). Text-based Healthcare Chatbots Supporting Patient and Health
Professional Teams: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial on Childhood
Obesity, Persuasive Embodied Agents for Behavior Change (PEACH2017) Workshop.
Kowatsch et al. (2017). Design and Evaluation of a Mobile Chat App for the Open Source
Behavioral Health Intervention Platform MobileCoach. DESRIST 2017.
Paasche-Orlow, M. K., & Wolf, M. S. (2007). The causal pathways linking health literacy to health
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Schnyder, M.-A. (2014). Begleitbericht zur Entwicklung eines Lernmittels für Asthmakinder im
Alter von 7 bis 12 Jahren. Inaugural-Dissertation Universität Bern.
Lucerne | December 4 | 2017CSS Meets & Greets CDHI
Partner
Health
literacy
Access and utilization
of health care
Provider-patient
interaction
Self care
Health
outcomes
adapted from PAA07
Intervention
Inner setting
Outer setting
Individuals
involved
Process for implementation
adapted from HEN17
MobileCoach server
with intervention logic,
media und data storage
Smartphone of the
patient
Smartphone app (Android
and iOS) for with digital
coaching and sensor
integration
Mobile phone of the
supervisor
Involve supervisor
(e.g. parent or sibling) via
SMS to support a patient in
her/his tasks
Health Professionals
(e.g. patient organization,
hospitals, pharmacies)
Access to intervention via a
personalized card;
intervention progress
monitoring via website
Secure communication Secure communication
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Begleitbericht zur Entwicklung eines Lernmittels für Asthmakinder im Alter von 7 bis 12 Jahren
  • M.-A Schnyder
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