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

Sheryl Flynn sherylflynn at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 12 20:29:45 EST 2011


Look up pain distraction from hunter Hoffman's lab as a start. There us also work with pain distraction thru games with burn patients. Do a search using google scholar the articles should pop up. Sorry I cantbe of more help right now I'm at a meeting and not at my computr - responding from phone

Sheryl Flynn P.T., Ph.D
310.913.5707

On Jan 12, 2011, at 3:08 PM, Michelle Hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:

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!
Michelle
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