Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Consumer Health Literacy Research Study

How much do you know about stroke or heart attack?

The Trinitas Library is currently conducting a research study about the effectiveness of using interactive games to improve consumer health literacy about signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke and basic understanding of commonly used medical terms.

The study is also available through the library's main website and also in the virtual world of Second Life at the exhibition hall on HealthInfo Island. Smaller traveling exhibits are being hosted around SL to capture a broader demographic base, such as at Virtual Egypt, Virtual-e Business Park and various garden sims.

The exhibit consists of 3 interactive quizzes testing the participant's knowledge. Answers and additional information are provided in note card format. You can even win prizes! A link out to a short survey through Survey Monkey is offered in a mailbox.

If you are in Second Life, please take a few minutes of your time to participate in this study by taking one or all of the quizzes and completing the short post-quiz survey. If you are not in Second Life, please go to the quizzes on the Library's main website.

Low health literacy affects everyone when you are not able to understand and manage your illness or navigate the health care system. How much do you know about the signs and symptoms of stroke or heart attack? Test your knowledge!

You can find HealthInfo Island under SL's search tool or use this SLurl

Whether you participate through the library's website or virtually in web 2.0, what you learn could possibly save a life==including your own!