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Health Literacy E-Games for Community Outreach 2012

Health Literacy E-Games for Community Outreach 2012






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    Health Literacy E-Games for Community Outreach 2012 Health Literacy E-Games for Community Outreach 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • • HEART ATTACK • WOMENS’ HEARTS • STROKE • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGYElisabeth Marrapodi, Library Director, TRMC
    • WHAT IS HEALTH LITERACY AND WHYIS IT IMPORTANT? THE BASIC DEFINITION OF HEALTH LITERACY:  THE ABILTY TO READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACT ON HEALTH INFORMATION. OVER 90 MILLION AMERICAN ADULTS HAVE DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING AND USING HEALTH INFORMATION. Some examples:  Understanding directions on a prescription bottle  Communicating with your doctor  Understanding your diagnosis and treatment plans  Managing a chronic illness …and more
    • QUICK HEALTH FACTS: EVERY 20 SECONDS SOMEONE HAS A HEART ATTACK  At least 250,000 people die of a heart attack before reaching the hospital EVERY 40 SECONDS SOMEONE HAS A STROKE  Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. TOO MANY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OR WILL IGNORE THEM! HOW MANY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS DO YOU KNOW?
    • Would you know if you were having a heartattack or stroke? Only 44% of Americans  Early recognition of signs know all 5 symptoms of a and symptoms can make stroke the difference between life Only 38% know to call 911 and death of you or a loved if they think they are one! having a stroke or if someone else is In one survey of 1,200 people only 1/3 knew shortness of breath could be a symptom of a heart attack
    • TRINITAS ONLINE GAMES CAN HELP YOU LEARNABOUT HEALTH TOPICS!  To date over 1500 people around the world have played our online games about heart attack, stroke, womens’ heart health and medical terminology!  About the online games:  easy true/false questions created by the Trinitas Librarian with a Nursing Advisory Team from Cardiology, Neurology & Education  accessible on the Trinitas Library website or TRMC main visitor website  in English and Spanish  anonymous, free and can be played at your own pace in the privacy of your own home 24/7  Plus additional information and videos
    • TRMC LIBRARY GAME BOXwww.trinitashospital.org/medical_library.htmwww.trinitashospital.org
    • Or you can play our health gameswith an avatar in the virtual worldofSecond Life! Its free!www.secondlife.comInfolit iSchool surl:http://slurl.com/secondlife/infolit%20iSchool/41/33/22 Our virtual health games at Infolit ischool in Second Life
    • What people are saying about the health e-gameslearned something new about Survey Question: heart attack Will you use this information for Library website: 64% future health care decisions? Second Life: 53%learned something new about  Library’s website players: stroke  Yes = 79% Library website: 61% Second Life: 58%  Second Life players:learned new medical terms  Yes = 92% Library website: 73% Second Life: 79%
    • Recognized by the Medical Library Association HospitalSections Award in Research 2010Partially funded by NNLM/MAR Small Projects Grant 2010-2011