Text messaging can help young people manage asthma. How about Twitter and Facebook reminders?

From Allergy Notes:

A research letter published in the BMJ claimed that text message reminders about asthma treatment may be "a medium to allow people to make their disease comply with their lifestyle and not the other way around."

The 30 participants included in the study developed such a rapport with their virtual friend with asthma called Max that they frequently sent text messages back to him:

"Yo dude, its Max reminding U2 takeur inhaler"

"Yep dis mornin" (Alex)"

In the small study, text messaging was probably helpful in asthma management. How about emails, Twitter and Facebook reminders?


This CommonCraft video explains what a microblogging platform is by using Twitter as an example.

References:
Mobile phone text messaging can help young people manage asthma. BMJ 2002;325:600 ( 14 September ), Letters.
Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.
Text messaging can help young people manage asthma. Allergy Notes.
Text messages help teens with asthma. The Enquirer, Cincinnati, 04/2008.

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