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Factors that influence older people's engagement with digital health technology.

Curtis, K. and Price, K., 2017. Factors that influence older people's engagement with digital health technology. Nursing Older People, 29 (10), 27-30.

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DOI: 10.7748/nop.2017.e986


Digital health technology (DHT) encompasses a wide range of applications and interventions with the potential to address the health needs of an increasingly ageing population. Older people’s engagement with DHT depends on many factors, and this article summarises current understanding of the barriers and facilitators to DHT uptake and continued use among older people. Older people’s confidence in using digital technology, their perceptions of personal benefit from DHT, its design, and the support they receive from health professionals and carers in using DHT all affect their level of engagement. Understanding these barriers and facilitators among the older population creates ways to enable greater numbers to benefit from DHT. This article provides information for those who work with, or design digital health interventions for, older people to help them to influence older people’s engagement with these rapidly evolving healthcare innovations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:barriers; digital health; facilitators; innovations; older people; technology
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:29961
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:10 Nov 2017 12:04
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:08


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