Diabetes Island: Preliminary Impact of a Virtual World Self-Care Educational Intervention for African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes

@inproceedings{Ruggiero2014DiabetesIP,
  title={Diabetes Island: Preliminary Impact of a Virtual World Self-Care Educational Intervention for African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes},
  author={Laurie A Ruggiero and Ada Moadsiri and Lauretta Quinn and Barth Brian Riley and Kirstie K Danielson and Colleen Monahan and Valerie A Bangs and Ben S. Gerber},
  booktitle={JMIR serious games},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Diabetes is a serious worldwide public health challenge. The burden of diabetes, including prevalence and risk of complications, is greater for minorities, particularly African Americans. Internet-based immersive virtual worlds offer a unique opportunity to reach large and diverse populations with diabetes for self-management education and support. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to examine the acceptability, usage, and preliminary outcome of a virtual world intervention… CONTINUE READING
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