alexa Management of chronic pediatric diseases with interactive health games: theory and research findings.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

Author(s): Lieberman DA, Lieberman DA

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Abstract In randomized clinical trials, children and adolescents improved their self care and reduced their emergency clinical utilization after playing health education and disease management video games. A diabetes game reduced diabetes-related urgent and emergency visits by 77 percent after diabetic youngsters had the game at home for six months, compared to no reduction in clinical utilization in a control group of diabetic youngsters who took home an entertainment video game that had no health content. Positive impacts were also found in clinical trials of games for asthma self-management and smoking prevention.
This article was published in J Ambul Care Manage and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

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