Evaluating the Effectiveness of Gaming to Enhance Self-Management of Adolescents and Young Adults with Spinal Cord Injury
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michelle A. Meade
Coordinators: Mr. Brad Trumpower & Ms. Joanna Jennie
SCI-Hard puts you, the player, in the chair of someone with a Spinal Cord Injury. Introducing you to new challenges and obstacles all while trying to save the world from legions of mutated animals. Join the fight and kick a** while sitting down!
This study evaluated the efficacy of a serious game, SCI Hard, enhancing self-management skills, self-reported health behaviors, and quality of life among teens and young adults with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D).
For this study, participants completed 3 surveys and played through 1 of 2 assigned mobile games. The study took about 7 hours of time over 3 months.
The flow of the study is:
- Screening survey
- this is how we tell you more about the study and find out if you are eligible.
- Baseline survey
- This survey is where we collect information about you before you play 1 of the 2 games.
- Play through the assigned game
- This will take about 4 hours
- 1-month survey
- This will be like the Baseline survey you took when you started the survey
- 3-month survey
- This is a repeat of the previous surveys
You can earn up to $100 for completing the study
**This study is open to U.S. Residents only.**
For help with the game, see the GAME HELP page
For all other inquiries, send an email to UM-PMR-CTHI@med.umich.edu
If you are a caregiver or provider and would like to find out more about the game and would like to play, please click here