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Jansson, J., Laukka, E., Kanste, O., Koivisto, J., & Jansson, M. (2022). Identified gamification opportunities for digital patient journey solution during an arthroplasty journey: secondary analysis of patients' interviews. Nursing Open, 9, 2044– 2053. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1215

Identified gamification opportunities for digital patient journey solution during an arthroplasty journey : secondary analysis of patients’ interviews

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Author: Jansson, Johanna1; Laukka, Elina1; Kanste, Outi1;
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
3Research Group of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.4 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022061747344
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-06-17
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Abstract

Aim: The use of gameful design for supporting health-related behaviours has been one of the major trends in health technology. An opportunity to increase engagement and motivation in a given health behaviour and the possibility of reaching improved outcomes through continued or consistent behaviour could be provided by gamification. This study aimed to identify gamification opportunities for digital patient journey solutions to increase patients’ engagement and motivation for health-related behaviour during an arthroplasty journey.

Design: A secondary analysis.

Method: Semistructured interviews were performed among 20 elective primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients in a single joint-replacement centre in Finland during autumn 2018. NVivo software was used for deductive content analysis. The study was conducted among 20 patients in a single joint replacement centre during 2018.

Results: Several opportunities for gamification were identified for digital patient journey solutions, which could be used in advanced care to increase patients’ engagement and motivation for health-related behaviour during the arthroplasty journey. These opportunities were identified related to five dimensions: accomplishment, challenge, guided, playfulness and social experience. Clear, scheduled, progressive and personalized goals with an activity tracking, real-time timespan visualization and social networking with peers, support networks and healthcare providers could be provided. Opportunities for competition and immersion were not identified.

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Series: Nursing open
ISSN: 2054-1058
ISSN-E: 2054-1058
ISSN-L: 2054-1058
Volume: 9
Issue: 4
Pages: 2044 - 2053
DOI: 10.1002/nop2.1215
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1002/nop2.1215
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 316 Nursing
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Funding: This study was financially supported by Business Finland, which is also gratefully acknowledged.
Copyright information: © 2022 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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