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Considerations for the design of online gaming interventions for the frail elderly: A short communication

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posted on 2021-05-21, 12:25 authored by Suzanne FredericksSuzanne Fredericks, Jennifer L. Lapum, Julia Policelli
Recovery from cardiovascular surgical procedures can be problematic for the frail elderly due to developmental considerations and the way that post-operative education is delivered in hospitals. In this short communication paper, we outline the physical and developmental considerations of this cohort as well as the standard delivery of post-operative education. As an alternative, we introduce online gaming and explore considerations for the design of this intervention related to post-operative, frail elderly cardiovascular surgical patients. Specific strategies and/or techniques for addressing each of these influences are presented.