A Game Based Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination among Adolescents

Ashish Amresh, Angela Chia-Chen, Chen Tyler Baron

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Abstract

This paper presents the development process and preliminary result of testing a game-based intervention aimed at promoting human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents aged 11-14. Guided by the Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) which explains the mechanism of desired behavioral outcomes through theoretical mediators (knowledge, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, facilitators & barriers), our transdisciplinary team use an iterative process to develop a game in partnership with Family Advisory Board (FAB) consisting of 4 parent-boy pairs, and 4 parent-girl pairs. We test the prototype of the game with half of the FAB to examine gender, developmental and cultural appropriateness of the game content, readability, physical characteristics of the avatars, and reward mechanisms in the game. The design of the game addresses several constraints commonly faced by interventions implemented in clinical settings. It describes the strategies that can be used to overcome these constraints and provides guidance for future development and proliferation of such interventions for other vaccines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2019
EditorsDuarte Duque, Jeremy White, Nuno Rodrigues, Joao L. Vilaca, Nuno Dias
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728103006
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2019 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Aug 5 2019Aug 7 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2019

Conference

Conference7th IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2019
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period8/5/198/7/19

Keywords

  • HPV
  • clinic
  • intervention
  • serious game

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health(social science)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology

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    Amresh, A., Chia-Chen, A., & Baron, C. T. (2019). A Game Based Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination among Adolescents. In D. Duque, J. White, N. Rodrigues, J. L. Vilaca, & N. Dias (Eds.), 2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2019 [8882459] (2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SeGAH.2019.8882459