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dc.contributor.authorBaghaei, Nilufar
dc.contributor.authorCasey, John
dc.contributor.authorNandigam, David
dc.contributor.authorSarrafzadeh, Hossein
dc.contributor.authorMaddison, R.
dc.contributor.editorP. Isaías
dc.description.abstractTraditional methods for diabetic education rely heavily on written materials and there is only a limited amount of resources targeted at educating diabetic children. Mobile games can be effective, evidence-based, and motivating tools for the promotion of children's health. In our earlier work, we proposed a novel approach for designing computer games aimed for educating children with diabetes and applied our design strategy to a mobile Android game (Mario Brothers). In this paper, we report the findings of a preliminary evaluation study (n = 12) conducted over 1 week. The initial results showed that the children found the game engaging and improved their knowledge of healthy diet and lifestyle.en_NZ
dc.publisherInternational Association for the Development of the Information Society (IADIS)en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectdiabetes educationen_NZ
dc.subjectdiabetic childrenen_NZ
dc.subjectgame designen_NZ
dc.subjectMario Brothers (Mobile game)en_NZ
dc.subjectcomputer gamesen_NZ
dc.subjectmobile gamesen_NZ
dc.titleEngaging children in diabetes education through mobile gamesen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130306 Educational Technology and Computingen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111712 Health Promotionen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBaghaei, N., Casey, J., Nandigam, D., Sarrafzadeh, A., & Maddison, R. (2017, April). Engaging Children in Diabetes Education through Mobile Games. P. Isaías (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mobile Learning (ML), Budapest, Hungaryen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mobile Learning (ML), Budapest, Hungaryen_NZ
unitec.conference.title13th International Conference on Mobile Learning (ML)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgInternational Association for the Development of the Information Society (IADIS)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationBudapest, Hungaryen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeBudapest, Hungaryen_NZ

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