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What happens when seniors participate in new eHealth schemes?

Frennert, Susanne LU and Östlund, Britt LU (2015) In Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Abstract
This article adds empirical depth to our understanding of seniors’ involvement in the making of eHealth systems. Multi-sited interviews and observations were conducted at seniors’ homes before an eHealth system was installed, during the home trials and post-removal of the system. Our findings indicate that although the senior participants chose to participate in the home trials, the choice itself was configured by the stigmatization of seniors as technophobes, fear of “falling behind” and the association of technology with youth, the future and being up-to-date. Being a participant in home trials of an eHealth system became an identity of its own, representing a forward thinking and contemporary person who embraced changes and new... (More)
This article adds empirical depth to our understanding of seniors’ involvement in the making of eHealth systems. Multi-sited interviews and observations were conducted at seniors’ homes before an eHealth system was installed, during the home trials and post-removal of the system. Our findings indicate that although the senior participants chose to participate in the home trials, the choice itself was configured by the stigmatization of seniors as technophobes, fear of “falling behind” and the association of technology with youth, the future and being up-to-date. Being a participant in home trials of an eHealth system became an identity of its own, representing a forward thinking and contemporary person who embraced changes and new technology. (Less)
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10.3109/17483107.2015.1063016
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  abstract     = {This article adds empirical depth to our understanding of seniors’ involvement in the making of eHealth systems. Multi-sited interviews and observations were conducted at seniors’ homes before an eHealth system was installed, during the home trials and post-removal of the system. Our findings indicate that although the senior participants chose to participate in the home trials, the choice itself was configured by the stigmatization of seniors as technophobes, fear of “falling behind” and the association of technology with youth, the future and being up-to-date. Being a participant in home trials of an eHealth system became an identity of its own, representing a forward thinking and contemporary person who embraced changes and new technology.},
  author       = {Frennert, Susanne and Östlund, Britt},
  issn         = {1748-3115},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology},
  title        = {What happens when seniors participate in new eHealth schemes?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17483107.2015.1063016},
  year         = {2015},
}