The implementation, actual use and user experience of an online home exercise program that fits the needs of older adults with mild cognitive impairments

M.G.H. Dekker-van Weering, S. Jansen-Kosterink, M. Tabak

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    Abstract

    As the population ages, the number of people in our communities suffering with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) will increase. Individuals with MCI may benefit from e-health interventions for exercise promotion, but there is a need for such an e-health program that fits the needs of older adults with MCI. The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation, actual use and user-experience of a home-based exercise program developed for older adults with MCI. Questionnaires were filled in about the implementation strategy, actual use and user-experience (usefulness, usability and satisfaction). Fifty-seven older adults and eight formal caregivers participated in the study. Mean duration of the sessions was 18 minutes (+/-15). The user-experience of the older adults was higher than that of the formal caregivers. Formal caregivers mainly offered the program at the home care organization, but some older adults indicated that they were willing to try it at home. In conclusion, the online exercise program is feasible and potentially beneficial for older adults when taking into account the e-health literacy of older adults and attitude towards e-health of formal caregivers in the implementation strategy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
    EditorsMartina Ziefle, Leszek Maciaszek, Leszek Maciaszek
    PublisherSCITEPRESS
    Pages189-196
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9789897583681
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
    Event5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2019 - Heraklion, Greece
    Duration: 2 May 20194 May 2019
    Conference number: 5
    http://www.ict4ageingwell.org/EHA.aspx?y=2019

    Publication series

    NameICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2019
    Abbreviated titleICT4AWE 2019
    CountryGreece
    CityHeraklion
    Period2/05/194/05/19
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • e-Health
    • Exercise
    • Implementation
    • Mild cognitive impairment
    • Older adults
    • User experience

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