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dc.contributor.authorHolender, A
dc.contributor.authorSutton, S
dc.contributor.authorDe Simoni, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-09T12:59:18Z
dc.date.available2018-08-09T12:59:18Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-06
dc.date.submitted2018-03-23T10:03:58.862Z
dc.identifier.citationHolender, A., et al. (2018). "Opinions on the use of technology to improve tablet taking in >65-year-old patients on cardiovascular medications." Journal of International Medical Research 46(7): 2754-2768.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0300-0605
dc.identifier.other10.1177/0300060518770578
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/43224
dc.description.abstractObjective This study was performed to evaluate the perceptions of the use of technology to improve cardiovascular medicine taking among patients aged >65 years. Methods This qualitative study used focus groups with people aged >65 years taking cardiovascular medications from two East London community centres. Thematic analysis was informed by the Perceptions and Practicalities Approach framework. Results Participants welcomed technologies they considered familiar, accessible, and easy to use. They valued the opportunity to receive alerts to help with forgetting and monitoring their treatment. More advanced technologies such as ingestible sensor systems were considered helpful for elderly people with significant cognitive impairments still living in the community because of improved monitoring by caregivers and clinicians and prolonging independence. Although generally adapting to the increase in technology in everyday life, participants raised a number of concerns that included potential reduction in face-to-face communication, data security, becoming dependent on technology, and worrying about the consequences of technological failure. Conclusions Participants raised a number of concerns and practical barriers that would need to be addressed for technologies to be accepted and adopted in this patient group.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe focus groups were funded through a QMUL Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) small grant. Anna De Simoni was funded by a NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship. This paper presents independent research funded exclusively by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme (Grant Reference Number RP-PG-0615-20013).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications (UK and US)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of International Medical Research
dc.rightsCC-BY-NC
dc.subjectAdvanceen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subjectDigital Interventionsen_US
dc.subject65 years olden_US
dc.subjectcardiovascular medicationsen_US
dc.subjectfocus groupen_US
dc.titleOpinions on the use of technology to improve tablet taking in people over 65 on cardiovascular medicationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holder2018. The authors.
pubs.declined2018-03-23T10:04:10.962+0000
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Blizard Institute
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Blizard Institute/Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
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