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[IP] Clinical Trials show video games help kids control their diabetes
- Subject: [IP] Clinical Trials show video games help kids control their diabetes
- From: email @ redacted (Bernard Farrell)
- Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 14:59:25 -0500
Here's part of an interesting press release. I wonder if these games would
also help me??
Clinical Trials Demonstrate That Click Health Video Games Improve Health
October 27, 1998
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE) via NewsEdge Corporation -- Clinical
trials have found that Click Health, Inc. (www.clickhealth.com) video games
improve the health of children with asthma and diabetes and increase the
resolve of children not to start smoking.
A six-month, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of the diabetes
self-management game Packy & Marlon was conducted at Stanford University
Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente with 59 juvenile diabetes outpatients,
ages 8 to 16. The study found that children who played Packy & Marlon
reduced their diabetes-related urgent care visits by 77 percent, a reduction
of 1.9 urgent care visits per child per year.
The study also found that children in the treatment group improved in their
self-efficacy for diabetes selfcare tasks, communication with others about
diabetes, selfcare behaviors, and clinical utilization.
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/