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The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke: Barriers and Facilitators
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4863-5844
School of Social Work, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
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2017 (English)In: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives / [ed] Cudd, P DeWitte, L, IOS Press, 2017, p. 638-641Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: The importance of mobile health has increased during recent years but few studies have described the use of apps among persons with neurological disabilities.

Aim: The aim of this paper was to describe how persons ageing with a neurological disability experience barriers and facilitators in relation to using apps in everyday life.

Method: A qualitative approach was used. 16 persons with neurological disorders participated in two group discussions. Data were analyzed by content analysis.

Results: The analysis formed four categories; Impairments make apps harder to use, Use of apps is increased by learnability and sharing, Valuating the information in an app, and Apps act supportive and motivating.

Conclusion: The participants used apps in the same way as persons without disabilities. Impairments and trustworthiness were perceived as barriers, which need to be acknowledged when developing apps for this population. Use of apps was facilitated by the possibility to share data and to connect with others. Apps may have the potential to improve self-management for persons ageing with disabilities but further research is needed.

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IOS Press, 2017. p. 638-641
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Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630, E-ISSN 1879-8365 ; 242
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Occupational Therapy Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72340DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-638ISI: 000439629000098PubMedID: 28873864Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85028825058OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-72340DiVA, id: diva2:1286983
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14th Association-for-the-Advancement-of-Assistive-Technology-in-Europe (AAATE) Conference - Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives, Sheffield, England, september 12-15, 2017
Available from: 2019-02-08 Created: 2019-02-08 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved

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