TEACHING HEALTH RISK CONCEPTS USING MICROCOMPUTERS.

Lynda B Ellis, John R. Raines, James M. Brown

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Abstract

The authors have developed a series of ″Health Awareness″ programs in Applesoft BASIC for a 32K APPLE II computer. These include one program emphasizing risk factors for coronary heart disease, two on weight and weight control, and two on more general life habits which influence health. These five programs, an introduction to the APPLE keyboard, and a program menu reside on one APPLE mini-floppy disk. Preliminary evaluation of these programs by non-computer oriented volunteers show user acceptance of a microcomputer in this context. Since the cost of the system is approximately 2245 and maintenance is approximately 200 per year, using microcomputers for health education may be a cost-effective alternative to more traditional methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages158-163
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
EventAnnu Symp on Comput Appl in Med Care, 3rd, Proc - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Oct 14 1979Oct 17 1979

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OtherAnnu Symp on Comput Appl in Med Care, 3rd, Proc
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period10/14/7910/17/79

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