"It's All in the Game" A board game to facilitate disease-related conversations between children with a chronic disease and their peers

Lieke Vermeulen, Max V. Birk, Scott Bateman, Henk S. Schipper, Sanne L. Nijhof, Yuan Lu

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Abstract

Communication about chronic disease is challenging for affected children and their peers. However, peers play a crucial role in the quality of life, reduction of disease burden, and adherence to treatment regimens of children with chronic disease. Procedural rhetoric in games shows great promise to facilitate behaviour change leading to better communication between children with chronic diseases. We followed a user-centric design process to develop "It's All in the Game", exploring the value of procedural rhetoric to foster disease-related communication between children with cystic fibrosis - a chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system - and their peers. Our work contributes to game design by showing an avenue to shape communication between peers and children with a chronic disease to potentially reduce disease burden and increase their quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI PLAY 2022 - Extended Abstracts of the 2022 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages140-145
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450392112
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2022
Event9th ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, CHI PLAY 2022 - Bremen, Germany
Duration: 2 Nov 20225 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameCHI PLAY 2022 - Extended Abstracts of the 2022 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play

Conference

Conference9th ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, CHI PLAY 2022
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBremen
Period2/11/225/11/22

Keywords

  • board games
  • chronic disease
  • cystic fibrosis
  • pediatrics
  • procedural rhetoric

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