The added value of user involvement during the development of a feedback system regarding physical functioning for community-dwelling elderly people
Neyens, Jacques C.L.
Spreeuwenberg, Marieke D.
van Rossum, Erik
de Witte, Luc P.
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AbstractThe number of frail elderly people is increasing. Unfortunately, the number of caregivers is not increasing at the same pace, which affects older people, caregivers and healthcare systems. Because of these developments, self-management is becoming more important in healthcare. To support community-dwelling elderly people in their self-management, a system was developed that monitors their physical functioning. This system provides feedback to elderly people and their caregivers regarding physical indicators of frailty. The feedback is provided to elderly people via the screen of a mobile phone. It is important that elderly people understand the content of the feedback and are able to use the mobile phone properly. If not, it is unlikely that the system can support self-management. Many interactive health technologies that have been developed do not fulfil their promises. An important reason for this is that human and other non-technology issues are not sufficiently taken into consideration during the development process.
CitationVermeulen J, Neyens JCL, Spreeuwenberg MD, Van Rossum E, Hewson D, De Witte LP (2012) 'The added value of user involvement during the development of a feedback system regarding physical functioning for community-dwelling elderly people', International Journal of Integrated Care, 12 (4), pp.-.
PubMed Central IDPMC3571197
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