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ERIC Number: EJ1035391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
The Prize Is Healthy Eyes: Using Games to Educate about Diabetic Retinopathy
Stastny, Sherri N.; Garden-Robinson, Julie
Journal of Extension, v51 n5 Article 5FEA9 Oct 2013
This article describes a program for prevention of diabetic retinopathy (DR) that was designed for Extension in collaboration with optometrists. The program was created to increase knowledge and awareness about risk factors for DR and included a game and take-home materials. Participants were asked to play a game similar to Wheel of Fortune. A total of 89% of questions were answered correctly. A telephone survey was used to track retention of knowledge and revealed that participants had used increased knowledge to make positive lifestyle changes. Of individuals who participated in the interactive game, measurable improvements in knowledge and awareness occurred. [This project was partially funded by a Healthy Vision Community Award from the National Eye Institute in collaboration with the North Dakota Optometric Association.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Eye Institute (NEI)
Authoring Institution: N/A