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Factors influencing Internet usage in older adults (65 years and above) living in rural and urban Sweden

Berner, Jessica; Rennemark, Mikael; Jogreus, Claes; Anderberg, Peter; Skoldunger, Anders; Wahlberg, Maria; Elmståhl, Sölve LU and Berglund, Johan (2015) In Health Informatics Journal 21(3). p.237-249
Abstract
Older adults living in rural and urban areas have shown to distinguish themselves in technology adoption; a clearer profile of their Internet use is important in order to provide better technological and health-care solutions. Older adults' Internet use was investigated across large to midsize cities and rural Sweden. The sample consisted of 7181 older adults ranging from 59 to 100 years old. Internet use was investigated with age, education, gender, household economy, cognition, living alone/or with someone and rural/urban living. Logistic regression was used. Those living in rural areas used the Internet less than their urban counterparts. Being younger and higher educated influenced Internet use; for older urban adults, these factors as... (More)
Older adults living in rural and urban areas have shown to distinguish themselves in technology adoption; a clearer profile of their Internet use is important in order to provide better technological and health-care solutions. Older adults' Internet use was investigated across large to midsize cities and rural Sweden. The sample consisted of 7181 older adults ranging from 59 to 100 years old. Internet use was investigated with age, education, gender, household economy, cognition, living alone/or with someone and rural/urban living. Logistic regression was used. Those living in rural areas used the Internet less than their urban counterparts. Being younger and higher educated influenced Internet use; for older urban adults, these factors as well as living with someone and having good cognitive functioning were influential. Solutions are needed to avoid the exclusion of some older adults by a society that is today being shaped by the Internet. (Less)
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rural and urban living, older adults, Internet use
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Health Informatics Journal
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21
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3
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237 - 249
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1460-4582
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10.1177/1460458214521226
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  author       = {Berner, Jessica and Rennemark, Mikael and Jogreus, Claes and Anderberg, Peter and Skoldunger, Anders and Wahlberg, Maria and Elmståhl, Sölve and Berglund, Johan},
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  keyword      = {rural and urban living,older adults,Internet use},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {237--249},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Health Informatics Journal},
  title        = {Factors influencing Internet usage in older adults (65 years and above) living in rural and urban Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1460458214521226},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2015},
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