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Games Health J. 2013 Aug;2(4):183-190.

Developing Games for Health Behavior Change: Getting Started.

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USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
Archimage, Houston, Texas.
Institute for Translational Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.
Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.


Many investigators are considering developing videogames 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.

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