STARBRIGHT World: Effects of an Electronic Network on the Social Environment of Children With Life-Threatening Illnesses

  title={STARBRIGHT World: Effects of an Electronic Network on the Social Environment of Children With Life-Threatening Illnesses},
  author={H. Battles and L. Wiener},
  journal={Children's Health Care},
  pages={47 - 68}
  • H. Battles, L. Wiener
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Children's Health Care
  • STARBRIGHT World (SBW) is a virtual environment designed to link seriously ill children into an interactive online community in which they can play games, learn about their medical condition, or talk with other chronically ill children. This study evaluated the impact of SBW on pain, mood, anger, loneliness, problem behavior, and willingness to return for treatment of children receiving outpatient treatment at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To test the hypothesis that SBW provides… CONTINUE READING
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