Alana K Ridge

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BACKGROUND High frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) is used for airway mucus clearance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of HFCWO early in the treatment of adults hospitalized for acute asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS Randomized, multi-center, double-masked phase II clinical trial of active or sham(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify the extent to which pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis (CF) care teams implement best practices in adherence assessment and counseling. METHODS All US CF Foundation accredited programs were invited to participate in a web-based survey; 80% (92/115) of pediatric and 40% (38/95) of adult centers(More)
BACKGROUND mHealth apps hold potential to provide automated, tailored support for treatment adherence among individuals with chronic medical conditions. Yet relatively little empirical research has guided app development and end users are infrequently involved in designing the app features or functions that would best suit their needs. Self-management apps(More)
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