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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT AND PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Developing games for health behavior change: Getting started

Authors
item Baranowski, Tom -
item Buday, Richard -
item Thompson, Deborah
item Lyons, Elizabeth -
item Lu, Amy -
item Baranowski, Janice -

Submitted to: The Games for Health Journal: Research, Development, and Clinical Applications
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: July 10, 2013
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Citation: Baranowski, T., Buday, R., Thompson, D.J., Lyons, E.J., Lu, A.S., Baranowski, J. 2013. Developing games for health behavior change: Getting started. The Games for Health Journal: Research, Development, and Clinical Applications. 2(4):183-190.

Technical Abstract: Many investigators are considering developing video games for health (video-G4Hs) but have questions about how to get started. This report provides guidance for investigators considering a G4H as a behavioral intervention procedure from a team of experienced G4H developers. Thirteen commonly asked questions are answered, including defining a G4H, considerations in developing a team, considerations in G4H design, and anticipating unintended consequences.

Last Modified: 7/28/2014