Journal article

Gamifying health literacy: how can digital technology optimize patient outcomes in surgery?

Myles T Davaris, Samantha Bunzli, Michelle M Dowsey, Peter F Choong

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

The digital age is entrenched in our society, with constant innovation driving change in the way clinicians and patients manage their health concerns. Health literacy is emerging as an important modifiable factor that can affect clinical and patient outcomes, yet traditional forms of patient education have shown mixed results. Digital media and technologies, the concept of gamification as a means to improve patient health literacy, and its potential for misuse will be explored in this review, in the context of a digital, gamified tool that could support patients along their surgical journey.

Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

MTD is supported by the Melville Hughes Trust Scholarship 2020 through the University of Melbourne. MMD holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1122526) and University of Melbourne Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship. PFC holds an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (APP1154203).