Smartphone application for cystic fibrosis patients
Clinicians at the Institute for Respiratory Health have developed a smartphone application (SMART CF) that allows cystic fibrosis (CF) patients to report their symptoms to the CF Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
In 2015, a pilot study was completed that showed the smartphone application had excellent usability among adults with CF. It is now ready to be utilised in a larger randomised controlled trial commencing in early 2016.
The aim of the trial is to investigate the impact of the smartphone application on the number of respiratory exacerbations requiring intravenous antibiotics in adults with CF.
To get involved or for more information, contact the Research Leader.
Dr Sue Jenkins
GradDip Phys, PhD
Head of Physiotherapy Unit