Nutrition-related Computer Game Use Resulted to Improved Health Literacy among Preschoolers in the Philippines

Abstract

Health education aided with technology has been recently examined by experts as a new approach in extending universal efforts to achieve health-for-all. However, despite its outstanding potentials, sensible evaluations for health games has been given little consideration. Health Hunt (the researcher-made computer game) was developed to benefit preschool children tin understanding the concept of nutrition, specifically, the different food groups. Using one-group pretest-posttest design (n=30), the present undertaking aimed to test the effectiveness of the health game in attaining its expected goal. Data revealed significant improvement in the cognitive valuation scores (t= -6.50; α=0.05) from the participants’ pretest scores (x̄=7.40; SD=2.14) to their posttest scores (x̄=10.93; SD=2.23). This indicates substantial evidence the game’s effectiveness and is envisioned to contribute to the innovations in the gaming, education and health industries.



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Michael Joseph Diño, Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
Christian Del Rosario, Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
Jenica Ana Rivero, Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines

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Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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