Chronic Diseases and Inflammation

Smartphone application for cystic fibrosis patients

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.

Smartphone application for cystic fibrosis patients was last modified: May 12th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak

Research Leaders

Jamie Wood

Physiotherapist

jamie.wood@health.wa.gov.au

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Dr Sue Jenkins

GradDip Phys, PhD

Head of Physiotherapy Unit

sue.jenkins@resphealth.uwa.edu.au

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Cl/Ass/Prof Siobhain Mulrennan

MBChB, MRCP, MD, FRACP

Head of Cystic Fibrosis / Bronchiectasis Group

siobhain.mulrennan@health.wa.gov.au
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