Perceptions of older adults with heart failure on playing an interactive digital e-health game (IDEG) for learning about heart failure (HF): Prototype development and usability testing

Kavita Radhakrishnan, Paul Toprac, Matt O'Hair, Randolph Bias, Mike Mackert, Bo Xie, Miyong Kim, Paul Bradley

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Abstract

Effective self-management can decrease up to 50% of heart failure (HF) hospitalizations. However, self-management by patients with HF remains poor. We describe the development and usability testing of an interactive digital e-health game (IDEG) for older patients with HF in Central Texas, USA. Majority of the participants (5 out of 6) who participated in the usability testing found the game interesting, enjoyable and helpful to play. Developing an IDEG that is satisfying and acceptable to older adults with HF is feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All
Subtitle of host publicationEvery Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Patrick Weber, Paula M. Procter
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1026-1027
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume225
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period6/25/166/29/16

Keywords

  • Digital game
  • Heart failure
  • Knowledge
  • Self-management
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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