Parental Response Using a Daily Digital Diary to Capture Respiratory Symptoms in Young Children with Recurrent Respiratory Tract Illnesses (American Lung Association [ALA] Novel Digital Diary [ANDDi])

Why is this study being done? 

We want to find out if parents of young children will complete surveys sent to them by a text
message to their smart phone or by email about their child’s breathing problems. A one
question survey will be sent every day for 4 months. Additional surveys sent if the child is
developing a respiratory track illness to ask about symptoms.


  • Children 12 - 71 months
  • Have Mild to moderate persistent asthma
  • Are on prescribed controller medication
  • Or has never used an inhaled corticosteroid but has a diagnosis of mild to moderate asthma
  • Parents with a smart phone 
  • Child has had at least 1 asthma exacerbation event in the past 12 months requiring systemic (oral or injected) corticosteroids.
  • Do not have other medical conditions that would hinder participation in a drug study. 

Study Details:

ANDDi is a 4 month study. There is one (1) clinic visit that will take approx 40 mins and only the parent needs to attend. 

Contact Information: Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center Research Staff or call us at 520.626.9543



American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center Network
Principal Investigator(s): 
Lynn Gerald, PhD
Study Status: 
Currently Enrolling
The American Lung Institute (ALA)