This article describes a program for prevention of diabetic retinopathy (DR) that was designed for Extension in collaboration with optometrists. The program was created to increase knowledge and awareness about risk factors for DR and included a game and take-home materials. Participants were asked to play a game similar to Wheel of Fortune. A total of 89% of questions were answered correctly. A telephone survey was used to track retention of knowledge and revealed that participants had used increased knowledge to make positive lifestyle changes. Of individuals who participated in the interactive game, measurable improvements in knowledge and awareness occurred.
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Stastny, S. N., & Garden-Robinson, J. (2013). The Prize Is Healthy Eyes: Using Games to Educate About Diabetic Retinopathy. The Journal of Extension, 51(5), Article 32. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol51/iss5/32