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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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1
USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
2
Archimage, Houston, Texas.
3
Institute for Translational Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.
4
Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Abstract

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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