The Impact of Starbright World on Children Being Treated at the NIH
This study seeks to evaluate the impact of Starbright World (SBW) on hospitalized children.
SBW is a virtual environment designed to link seriously ill children into an interactive
online community where they can play games, learn about their condition, or talk with other
ill children who are connected to the network. Our outcome evaluation of SBW will include
assessments of pain, mood (anxious, depressed and energetic), anger, loneliness, and
willingness to return to the NIH for treatment of children who are being treated at the NIH.
They will be assessed while engaging in "normal" recreational activities (in one of two
available playrooms) and while using Starbright World. In addition, we will conduct a
process evaluation of the implementation of Starbright World.
United States: Federal Government
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