Smart devices for the management of pediatric asthma: A scoping review protocol

Cecily L. Betz*, Katherine Lewinter, Lynn Kysh, Sharon Hudson, Juan Espinoza

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Objective:The objective of this scoping review is to identify the scope of literature published on the use of smart devices for interventions in pediatric asthma, including low income and culturally diverse populations.Introduction:Childhood asthma results in substantial morbidity and costs that pose a significant burden to families and healthcare systems. Low-income and culturally diverse pediatric populations have increased rates of morbidity and mortality compared to higher income families. Smart devices have the potential to improve pediatric asthma health outcomes and reduce health disparities.Inclusion criteria:This scoping review will consider studies with participants who are children, adolescents and young adults with the diagnosis of asthma (ages zero to 26 years). Studies of children and adolescents and young adults with asthma may include adult participants who manage and/or supervise asthma care or provide asthma instruction.Methods:This scoping review will be conducted using the Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Web of Science, PsycINFO, ERIC, and both Compendex and Inspec through Engineering Village databases. Gray literature searches will also be conducted. Studies will be reviewed independently by two reviewers, with any conflicts adjudicated by a third member. Data extracted will be presented in a tabular format with an accompanying narrative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2308-2316
Number of pages9
JournalJBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


  • Activity/sleep trackers
  • asthma
  • smart devices
  • smart inhalers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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