Educational or Curriculum – Medical

Student Media-Based Asthma Research Team (SMART)

Initiative Description: Student Media-Based Asthma Research Team (SMART) intervention. Each participant measured and recorded their peak flow rate and noted any recent exacerbations or changes in asthma symptoms since the previous session. Instructors introduced a new media concept and/or asthma education activity and the team discussed previous fieldwork assignments. These media concepts included photographic composition (e.g., the rule of thirds), lighting, and tips for improving sound quality when conducting video interviews. Each of the sessions lasted 40 minutes.

Study Results: Asthma knowledge improved.

Reference: Warren, C. M., Dyer, A., Blumenstock, J., & Gupta, R. S. (2016). Leveraging mobile technology in a school-based participatory asthma intervention: findings from the Student Media-Based Asthma Research Team (SMART) study. American Journal Of Health Education, 47(2), 59-70.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good