Recent Publications

Choi, W., Dyens, O., Schijven, M., Chan, T., Dev, P., Fellander-Tsai, L., Ferland, M., Kato, P. M., et al. (in press). Engagement and learning through simulation based initiatives: Recommendations of the Simnovate Pervasive Learning Domain Group. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning.

Bul, K., Kato, P. M., van der Oord, S., Danckaerts, M., Vreeke, L., Willems, A., van Oers, H., van den Heuvel, R., Birnie, D., van Amelsvoort, T., Franken, I., Maras, A. (2016). Behavioral Outcome Effects of Serious Gaming as an Adjunct to Treatment for Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research. doi:10.2196/jmir.5173

Baranowski, T., Fran Blumberg, F., Buday, R., DeSmet, A., Fiellin, L. E., Green, C. S., Kato, P. M., …Young, K. (2016). Games for Health for Children—Current Status and Needed Research. Games for Health Journal. February 2016, 5(1): 1-12. doi:10.1089/g4h.2015.0026.

Bul, K., Franken, I., van der Oord, S., Danckaerts, M., Kato, P. M., Vreeke, L., Willems, A., van Oers, H., van den Heuvel, R., van Slagmaat, R., Maras, A. (2015). “Development and user satisfaction of ‘Plan-It Commander,’ a serious game for children with ADHD.” Games for Health Journal, 4(6), 502-512. doi:10.1089/g4h.2015.0021

Kato, P.M. (2012). The role of the researcher in making effective serious games for health. In S. Arnab, I. Dunwell and K. Debattista (Eds.) Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kato, P.M. (2012). Evaluating efficacy and validating health games. Games for Health Journal, 1(1), 74-76.

Kato, P.M. (2010). Video games in health care: Closing the gap. Review of General Psychology, 14(2), 113-121.

Kato, P.M., Cole, S.W., Bradlyn, A.S., & Pollock, B. (2008). A video game improves behavioral outcomes in adolescents and young adults with cancer: A randomized trial. Pediatrics, 122(2), pp.e305-e317.

Beale I.L., Kato P.M., Marin-Bowling V.M., Guthrie N., Cole S.W. (2007). Improvement in cancer-related knowledge following use of a psychoeducational video game for adolescents and young adults with cancer. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41(3), 263-270.

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