Heart failure (HF) affects 6 million Americans today, with the proportion rising to 11% in those who are 80 years or older. HF costs the nation an estimated $32 billion each year. The inability of HF patients to self-manage their conditions has contributed to poor outcomes of HF, resulting in more visits in hospitals. We helped the research team develop a game for cultivating HF individuals’ self-care knowledge and efficacy and improve their engagement in HF self-management activities.
Radhakrishnan Kavita, Toprac Paul, O'Hair Matt, Bias Randolph, Kim Miyong T., Bradley Paul, and Mackert Michael. Games for Health Journal. December 2016, 5(6): 366-374. https://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2016.0038