Author(s): Nabors LA, Kockritz JL, Ludke RL, Bernstein JA, Nabors LA, Kockritz JL, Ludke RL, Bernstein JA
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Schools are an important site for delivery of asthma education programs. Computer-based educational programs are a critical component of asthma education programs and may be a particularly important education method in busy school environments. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this brief report is to review and critique computer-based education efforts in schools. RESULTS: The results of our literature review indicated that school-based computer education efforts are related to improved knowledge about asthma and its management. In some studies, improvements in clinical outcomes also occur. Data collection programs need to be built into games that improve knowledge. Many projects do not appear to last for periods greater than 1 year and little information is available about cultural relevance of these programs. CONCLUSIONS: Educational games and other programs are effective methods of delivering knowledge about asthma management and control. Research about the long-term effects of this increased knowledge, in regard to behavior change, is needed. Additionally, developing sustainable projects, which are culturally relevant, is a goal for future research.
This article was published in J Asthma
and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior