Supported self-management in asthma

Hilary Pinnock*, Kirstie McClatchey, Chi yan Hui

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

People with asthma learn to live with their condition, taking day-to-day decisions about their self-management. Professional support for self-management increasingly incorporates digital healthcare technology in strategies known to improve asthma control and reduce the risk of attacks. Digital technology, including artificial intelligence, can (and increasing will) contribute to all aspects of the ‘assess’, ‘adjust’, ‘review’ cycle of personalised asthma (self)- management. Specific digital contributions to supported self-management include improving adherence to routine medication, checking and correcting inhaler technique, monitoring asthma status, predicting risk, providing timely advice via interactive action plans, enabling remote communication, avoiding triggers, and changing lifestyle behaviours. Implementation of digital healthcare is a priority for professionals and healthcare systems, but raises challenges of enabling connected integrated systems, avoiding increasing inequities, and will require policy decisions on infrastructure and funding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Respiratory Healthcare
EditorsHilary Pinnock, Vitalii Poberezhets, David Drummond
PublisherEuropean Respiratory Society
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84984-173-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-84984-172-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2312-508X
ISSN (Electronic)2312-5098


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