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Smartphone and tablet self management apps for asthma

  1. José S Marcano Belisario1,*,
  2. Kit Huckvale1,
  3. Geva Greenfield1,
  4. Josip Car2,3,
  5. Laura H Gunn4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Airways Group

Published Online: 27 NOV 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 20 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010013.pub2

How to Cite

Marcano Belisario JS, Huckvale K, Greenfield G, Car J, Gunn LH. Smartphone and tablet self management apps for asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD010013. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010013.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Public Health, Imperial College London, Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, London, UK

  2. 2

    Imperial College London, Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, London, UK

  3. 3

    University of Ljubljana, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  4. 4

    Stetson University, Integrative Health Science, DeLand, Florida, USA

*José S Marcano Belisario, Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 27 NOV 2013



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Al-Dowaihi 2013 {published data only}
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