The list of presentations (oral and poster) and Scientific Program have been updated.


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Telehealth for optimizing asthma management during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial

Elida Zairina1, Michael J Abramson2, Kay Stewart3, Johnson George3

1Dept of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

2Dept of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

3Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Corresponding author:

Elida Zairina

Dept of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.



Managing asthma in pregnant women is an integral part of asthma guidelines; however poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy still remains a major problem.


This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a telehealth program supported by a handheld respiratory device in improving asthma control during pregnancy.


Pregnant women with asthma (n=72) from two antenatal clinics in Melbourne, Australia were randomized to one of the two groups: 1) intervention – involving a telehealth program and written asthma action plan supported by a handheld respiratory device and a smart phone application (Breathe-easy©); or 2) control group – usual care. Both groups were followed prospectively and their asthma control scores were compared at 3 and 6 months


At baseline, participants’ mean (±SD) age was 31.4±4.5 years and gestational age 16.7±3.1 weeks. No significant differences in demographic, maternal or clinical characteristics were observed. At 6 months, compared to the usual care group, the MASTERY group had better asthma control (p=0.02) and asthma-related quality of life (p<0.01). There were no significant differences between groups in lung function, unscheduled healthcare visits, days off work/study, oral corticosteroid use or perinatal outcomes. No significant differences between groups were found at 3 months.


Telehealth interventions supporting self-management are feasible and efficacious to improve asthma control and asthma-related quality of life during pregnancy.

Keywords: asthma, pregnant women, telehealth

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