Gamification in Healthcare: Perspectives of Mental Health Service Users and Health Professionals
Hopia, Hanna; Raitio, Katja (2016)
Taylor & Francis
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Hopia H., Raitio K., (2016). Gamification in Healthcare: Perspectives of Mental Health Service Users and Health Professionals. , Taylor & Francis. doi:10.1080/01612840.2016.1233595
The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study is to explore the perceptions and experiences that mental health service users (n = 10) and healthcare professionals (n = 32) have regarding the use of gamification in mental health care. Data was gathered by interviews. The mental health service users described promoting and retarding factors in the use of gamification, while professionals described the requirements for using gamification and changes occurring in the work culture. Additional research is needed on how game-playing elements could be integrated as a systematic part of mental health practice and how the digital skills of professionals could be effectively developed.