Angiology: Open Access

Angiology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9495

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Shoban Balakirushnan

Department of Cardiology, Lincoln University College, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

  • Research Article   
    Development of Behavior Change Support Framework Using Gamification for Individuals at Risk of Heart Disease
    Author(s): Pantea Keikhosrokiani* and Shoban Balakirushnan

    Objective: This study aims to develop a behavior change framework that uses the elements of gamification for individuals who are at risk of heart disease. Furthermore, it tests the effects of the gamification elements introduced on behavior change which is measured using a Readiness to Change questionnaire. Participants: 35 participants aged above 30 with BMI greater than 25 kgm-2 were recruited participated in this study. Method: Using literature review, a framework is proposed that links the gamification elements to their corresponding strategies of the Transtheoretical Model. This framework leads to behavior change and ultimately a healthy lifestyle as a health outcome. The proposed framework is tested using an intervention study with a repeated measure research design. The participants underwent a four-week intervention period where they.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35841/2329-9495.22.S2.003

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