Efficacy of a Phone Application on Treatment Adherence in Asthmatic Patients in Upper Egypt


Assiut University


Not yet enrolling


Bronchial Asthma
Adherence, Medication


Behavioral: the Medisafe android application (https://www.medisafe.com).

Study type


Funder types



asthma adherence phone

Details and patient eligibility


asthma adherence is mandatory for disease control

Full description

Asthma is a chronic and common disease of the airways that affects more than 339 million people globally [1]. According to WHO estimates, there were 417,918 deaths due to asthma at the global level and 24.8 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) attributable to Asthma [2, 3]. There is much evidence that self-care by patients with asthma has beneficial outcomes, including reduced hospital stays, reduced symptoms, and general compliance with treatments [4-6]. One of the approaches for promoting self-care skills in patients with asthma is to provide self-care services (i.e., providing basic information about the nature of asthma, avoiding exposure to allergens and triggers, treating with drugs, providing alerts and reminders to patients, and how to use the therapeutic tools [7]) through information technology tools (e.g. the Internet, mobile phones, and computer software). Given the increasing worldwide use of smartphones, mobile health (mHealth) technologies can work as promising tools to improve self-care in patients with asthma by providing support services such as communication information, providing learning materials, and sending reminders for behavior change [8, 9]. mHealth, as a component of electronic health, is related to the use of mobile phones and other wireless technologies to improve the provision of health-related services. Moreover, ease of use, portability, and ubiquity in all regions are the potential benefits of mHealth tools for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of diseases also increasing access to health services and reducing the costs incurred [10]. This study aims to evaluate the role of a mobile application in reminding the patient to take his treatment and its reflection on asthma control and quality of life.


180 estimated patients




18 to 40 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Doctor-diagnosed asthma. On at least Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) step 3 which means they will be on regular inhaled steroids.

No change in regular asthma treatment in the last 1 month Sufficient English-language ability to understand the text in mobile phone-delivered interventions The education level required will be at least a high school diploma.

Exclusion criteria

GINA step 5 asthma (complex issues, too unstable). Recent changes to asthma treatment within the last month Another chronic health condition (eg diabetes, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis) Patients without mobile device skills

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care



Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Double Blind

180 participants in 2 patient groups

Experimental group
intervention group that will download the Medisafe android application (https://www.medisafe.com). This mobile application uses simple English language and figures to remind the patient about the dose
Behavioral: the Medisafe android application (https://www.medisafe.com).
No Intervention group
control group with Standard Care and Medication Monitoring

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Mohammed G Abdelrahman, lecturer; Entsar H Mohamed, lecturer

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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