Arbi Care: an innovative educational game to increase healthy behavior in diarrhea prevention among preschoolers

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Abstract

Innovation is needed to improve healthy behaviors of children in order to prevent diarrhea. Education through games is widely recommended as a way to change behavior in children. This study describes the process of developing an educational game to increase healthy behaviors of preschool children. This study used research and development design techniques with four stages, including: define, design, develop, and disseminate. Observation sheets were used to assess the effectiveness of the game in educating children. The process of developing this educational game included several phases: 1) exploration of the characteristics of games favored by children; 2) design of the intervention based on games preferred by children; 3) validation of the game prototype by experts and testing of the game by preschool children, and 4) revision of the game in order to obtain a game focused on diarrhea prevention that can be used as a behavioral health intervention. Results showed that in testing of the game by ten preschool were able to play and understand the message of the game 92% of the time. The results showed that the Arbi Care game can be used as a learning device to increase healthy behavior in preschool children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-288
Number of pages4
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Keywords

  • Arbi Care
  • Diarrhea
  • Educational game
  • Healthy behavior
  • Preschool

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