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Title: Games and Health Education for Diabetes Control: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
Authors: Martos-Cabrera, María Begoña
Membrive-Jiménez, María José
Suleiman-Martos, Nora
Mota-Romero, Emilio
Cañadas-De la Fuente, Guillermo Arturo
Gómez-Urquiza, José L.
Albendín-García, Luis
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Martos-Cabrera,MB] San Cecilio Clinical University Hospital, Andalusian Health Service, Granada, Spain. [Membrive-Jiménez,MJ] Ceuta University Hospital, National Institute of Health Management, Ceuta, Spain. [Suleiman-Martos,N] Faculty of Health Sciences, Ceuta University Campus, University of Granada, Ceuta, Spain. [Mota-Romero,E] Assitance Unit Doctores Dr. Salvador Caballero García, Granada-Metropolitano Health District, Andalusian Health Service, Granada, Spain. [Cañadas-De la Fuente,GA; Gómez-Urquiza,JL] Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain. [Albendín-García,L] Assitance Unit La Chana, Granada-Metropolitano Health District, Andalusian Health Service, Granada, Spain.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus;Disease management;Games;Gamification;Glycated hemoglobin A;Meta-analysis;Smartphone;Systematic review
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Endocrine System Diseases::Diabetes Mellitus
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Services Administration::Patient Care Management::Disease Management
Medical Subject Headings::Disciplines and Occupations::Natural Science Disciplines::Mathematics::Game Theory::Games, Experimental
Medical Subject Headings::Publication Type::Study Characteristics::Meta-Analysis
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Psychology, Social::Life Style
Issue Date: 14-Oct-2020
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Martos-Cabrera MB, Membrive-Jiménez MJ, Suleiman-Martos N, Mota-Romero E, Cañadas-De la Fuente GA, Gómez-Urquiza JL, et al. Games and Health Education for Diabetes Control: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Healthcare (Basel). 2020 Oct 14;8(4):399.
Abstract: Finding methods to improve people's diabetes control and management is important to prevent its complications and maintain the quality of life. The aim of this review was to assess the effect of games on the blood glucose level (glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)). A systematic review and meta-analysis were made. Pubmed, Scopus, and CINAHL databases were consulted in July of 2020. Ten studies were selected as a final sample, most of them being clinical trials using games to improve diabetes control. Half of the studies had samples between 8 and 14.9 years old and the other half between 57 and 65 years old. The studies informed about using applications/games for mobile phones, game consoles, and board games for diabetes education and management. The meta-analysis was performed with 4 studies showing a mean difference of 0.12 (CI 95% 0.57, 0.33) of HbA1c in favor of the intervention group with p > 0.05. Games are positive for diabetes health education and promoting healthier lifestyle, but their impact on HbA1c is low.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.3390/healthcare8040399
ISSN: 2227-9032 (Online)
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