Examining the Efficacy of a Novel Augmented Reality Mobile Delivery Platform for the Enhancement of Asthma Care Education for Children

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

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Title Examining the Efficacy of a Novel Augmented Reality Mobile Delivery Platform for the Enhancement of Asthma Care Education for Children
 
Creator Al-Naimi, Suha; University of Suffolk, James Hehir Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ.
Brady, Peter; Orbital Media, Prentice Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1RD.
Andrews, Thomas; Orbital Media, Prentice Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1RD.
Janes, Chris; University of Suffolk, James Hehir Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ.
Ibrahim, Fandi; University of Suffolk, James Hehir Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ, UK
Abdel-Maguid, Mohamed; Canterbury Christ Church University, N Holmes Rd, Canterbury, CT1 1QU.
 
Subject Augmented reality (AR), MySpira, Asthma, Care Education for Children
 
Description  MySpira is the world first augmented reality (AR) asthma inhaler training app; it enables children to learn asthma keywords, types of inhalers, the preparation of the inhaler and spacer, asthma triggers, and develop skills on how to use an asthma inhaler effectively. All of these are compiled into an enjoyable 20-minute experience, introducing likable characters and tactile interactions, which incentivise the child to progress all the way through the learning experience. This  study aimed to compare the efficacy of the MySpira application to traditional educational material (e.g. leaflets and videos) to improve asthma treatment compliance, technique and user engagement amongst 110 schoolchildren, aged 6 to 13. The findings indicate that MySpira surpasses the traditional educational materials, specifically in terms of enjoyment rating, the use of different inhalers’ techniques, particularly in the younger group (aged 6-9 years). Therefore, MySpira may enhance the level of available asthma care in an attempt to resolve one of the major problems facing asthma suffers and their carers, notably effective use of asthma inhalers.
 
Publisher International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), Vienna, Austria
 
Contributor
 
Date 2021-04-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jim/article/view/20379
10.3991/ijim.v15i07.20379
 
Source International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM); Vol 15, No 07 (2021); pp. 47-68
1865-7923
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jim/article/view/20379/9057
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Suha Al-Naimi
 

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