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September Quarterly Meeting - "Using Virtual Reality to Visualize Diabetes in Appalachia"

  • 13 Sep 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Dublin Integrated Education Center – 6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43016

Date of Presentation: Friday, September 13, 2019

Title of Presentation: "Using Virtual Reality to Visualize Diabetes in Appalachia" by Elizabeth Beverly, PhD; Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Ohio University

  • The purpose of this presentation is to call attention to social determinants of health and Appalachian culture, and delineate their relationship to diabetes in rural Appalachian Ohio via virtual reality simulations. In the “Using Virtual Reality to Visualize Diabetes in Appalachia,” participants will meet Lula Mae Tate. Lula Mae is 72-year-old woman from Meigs County who has lived with type 2 diabetes for 22 years.

  • Participants will watch the virtual reality simulations and observe interactions with her primary care physician, her pharmacist, her family, and her community.

  • A detailed curriculum will be taught synchronously with the simulations.

  • The curriculum addresses diabetes and its complications, social determinants of health, strengths and values of Appalachian culture, and elements of an effective patient-provider relationship.

  • The simulations and curriculum are designed to increase cultural self-efficacy, improve diabetes attitudes, and increase presence in virtual reality.

  • To evaluate the efficacy of this project, participants will be administered matched pre- and post-surveys to assess changes in cultural self-efficacy, diabetes attitudes, and presence in virtual reality.

Remote participation details: Please contact Windai Tolbert if you would like to participate remotely

Contact name/email for questions: Windai Tolbert/windaitolbert@gmail.com


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