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Impact of a Serious Game (Escape COVID-19) on the Intention to Change COVID-19 Control Practices Among Employees of Long-term Care Facilities: Web-Based Randomized Controlled Trial

Published inJournal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 23, no. 3, e27443
Publication date2021
Abstract

Background: Most residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are at high risk of complications and death following SARS-CoV-2 infection. In these facilities, viral transmission can be facilitated by shortages of human and material resources, which can lead to suboptimal application of infection prevention and control (IPC) procedures. To improve the dissemination of COVID-19 IPC guidelines, we developed a serious game called "Escape COVID-19" using Nicholson's RECIPE for meaningful gamification, as engaging serious games have the potential to induce behavioral change. Objective: As the probability of executing an action is strongly linked to the intention of performing it, the objective of this study was to determine whether LTCF employees were willing to change their IPC practices after playing "Escape COVID-19."

Keywords
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Control
  • Elderly
  • Game
  • Health care worker
  • Impact
  • Infection prevention
  • Intention
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • Serious game
  • Transmission
Citation (ISO format)
SUPPAN, Mélanie et al. Impact of a Serious Game (Escape COVID-19) on the Intention to Change COVID-19 Control Practices Among Employees of Long-term Care Facilities: Web-Based Randomized Controlled Trial. In: Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2021, vol. 23, n° 3, p. e27443. doi: 10.2196/27443
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