What is Video Games?

Category: Others

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Video games, also known as computer games, are electronic games that involve interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stress 11 5
Depressed mood 4 1
Insomnia 2 0
Anxious mood 1 0
Bipolar disorder 1 0
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Video Games

Side effect Patients
Games are an easy distraction from other more useful things 1
Stress 1
Upset 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Video Games

Dosage Patients
4 hr daily 3
3hours as needed 2
50 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Video Games

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Video Games

Duration

Currently using Video Games

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Video Games

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 2
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2 patient evaluations for Video Games

Dec 23, 2008 (Started Mar 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2006 (Started Apr 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for stress)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: yes
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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