Gamifying Self-Management of Chronic Illnesses: A Mixed-Methods Study

  title={Gamifying Self-Management of Chronic Illnesses: A Mixed-Methods Study},
  author={Alaa AlMarshedi and Gary B. Wills and Ashok Ranchhod},
  booktitle={JMIR serious games},
BACKGROUND Self-management of chronic illnesses is an ongoing issue in health care research. Gamification is a concept that arose in the field of computer science and has been borrowed by many other disciplines. It is perceived by many that gamification can improve the self-management experience of people with chronic illnesses. This paper discusses the validation of a framework (called The Wheel of Sukr) that was introduced to achieve this goal. OBJECTIVE This research aims to (1) discuss a… CONTINUE READING
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