Video Games Improve Medication Compliance
Play video games can help with pediatric patient medication compliance (16% increase). From the August 2008 issue of Pediatrics, cited in a Yahoo! (Reuters):
In Re-Mission (http://www2.re-mission.net), developed by HopeLab, a Redwood City, California-based non-profit company, players control a tiny robot called Roxxi who moves around in a 3-D environment representing the inside of the body of a young cancer patient. Players can use Roxxi to blast cancer cells and control side effects, and winning the game requires taking chemotherapy drugs and antibiotics, using relaxation techniques, eating food, and keeping up with other types of self-care.SOURCE: Pediatrics, August 2008.