Does Your Child Have Asthma? Help Them Better Manage Their Symptoms Today!

Research Center: University of Florida Health
Location: This study can be completed virtually (using video chat) or in-person at the University of Florida Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab in Gainesville, FL
Lead Researcher: Dr. David Fedele
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Florida Institutional Review Board

About the Study

Would you like to keep asthma from getting in your child’s way? 

Researchers at the University of Florida Health are conducting a virtual research study that may help teens with asthma. This research study uses a smartphone app called AIM2ACT to help teens better manage their asthma. AIM2ACT can help teens improve their asthma care and symptoms. If the study shows the app can improve asthma, doctors may offer it to patients in the future.

Have a child with asthma? See if your child qualifies for this study!

Why Participate? 

  • Your child’s asthma symptoms may improve.
  • Your child can access a free app that can help improve their asthma care.
  • You will be compensated up to $500 for your and your child’s participation in this study. 
  • Your child will help advance asthma research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to continue, you can withdraw at any time.
  • Any information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.

Who Can Participate?

  • Teenagers aged 12-15 years old who have been diagnosed with asthma 
  • Teens who have been using a controller medication (also known as an inhaled corticosteroid medication) for at least 4 weeks.  Brand names include: QVAR, Pulmicort, Symbicort, Alvesco, Aerobid, Flovent, Advair, Asmanex, Dulera, or Azmacort

This research study involves the consent, support, and participation of the parent or legal guardian of the teenager. The parent or legal guardian must be at least 18 years of age.

More Study Details 

The study team will explain the research study in its entirety but some details are:

  • The research study includes 5 visits that can be completed virtually via video chat or in-person at the research site.
  • This research study will involve using a smartphone app for 6 months.
  • This research study will involve completing surveys, interviews and breathing tests.
  • This research study will involve attaching a medication counter to asthma inhalers.
  • This research study will include an exit interview upon study completion.

About the Research Center:

University of Florida Health
The University of Florida Health’s mission is to promote health through outstanding patient care, distinguished education, and innovative clinical and translational research that improves the lives of patients by developing cutting-edge treatments for a range of clinical conditions.

What’s Next?

  1. Click the link to enter your contact details and take the study questionnaire.
  2. If eligible, further instructions on how to proceed will be provided to you.
Click Here to Check Your Eligibility for This Study