PROCEE: a PROstate Cancer Evaluation and Education serious game for African Caribbean men

Cosma, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-4663-6907, Brown, D.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-1677-7485, Shopland, N. ORCID: 0000-0003-2082-9070, Battersby, S., Seymour-Smith, S., Archer, M. and Pockley, A.G. ORCID: 0000-0001-9593-6431, 2016. PROCEE: a PROstate Cancer Evaluation and Education serious game for African Caribbean men. Journal of Assistive Technologies, 10 (4), pp. 199-210. ISSN 1754-9450

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Abstract

Purpose – Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. Black men are in a higher prostate cancer risk group possibly due to inherent genetic factors. The purpose of this paper is to introduce PROstate Cancer Evaluation and Education (PROCEE), an innovative serious game aimed at providing prostate cancer information and risk evaluation to black
African-Caribbean men.
Design/methodology/approach – PROCEE has been carefully co-designed with prostate cancer experts, prostate cancer patients and members of the black African-Caribbean community in order to ensure that it meets the real
needs and expectations of the target audience.
Findings – During the co-design process, the users defined an easy to use and entertaining game which can effectively raise awareness, inform users about prostate cancer and their risk, and encourage symptomatic men to seek medical attention in a timely manner.
Originality/value – During focus group evaluations, users embraced the game and emphasised that it can potentially have a positive impact on changing user behaviour among high risk men who are experiencing symptoms and who are reluctant to visit their doctor.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Assistive Technologies
Creators: Cosma, G., Brown, D.J., Shopland, N., Battersby, S., Seymour-Smith, S., Archer, M. and Pockley, A.G.
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Date: 14 November 2016
Volume: 10
Number: 4
ISSN: 1754-9450
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1108/JAT-12-2015-0035DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 16 Nov 2016 14:19
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29142

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