[games_access] Studies on Gaming to Block Pain for People with Disabilities

Michelle Hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Wed Jan 12 18:08:08 EST 2011

Hey everyone,

An old friend of mine is having trouble with personal pain due to a disability and is having trouble providing his doctors, social security judges, etc with evidence that gaming can be an effective means for pain control for some people (like himself) with disabilities.

There's a lot of personal anecdotes out there but what he needs is some fairly easy to understand (for a non-academic) studies and/or papers that can serve as evidence of this that will hold up in court, etc. If anyone knows of anything that they can recommend, could you help point me toward that so that I can help him out? I'm moving across the country in two days and can't do a full lit search in the time that he needs this by (I'll probably be mostly offline for about a week). If you'd rather, feel free to email me off list (hinn at illinois.edu) and I can put it together and in return for lowering the list traffic can provide a summary of what people provide.

Thank you so much in advance!

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