ICT use in family caregiving of elderly and disabled subjects
Hautala, Mia; Keränen, Niina S.; Leinonen, Eeva; Kangas, Maarit; Jämsä, Timo (2016-12-01)
Hautala, M., Keränen, N., Leinonen, E., Kangas, M., Jämsä, T. (2016) ICT Use in Family Caregiving of Elderly and Disabled Subjects. K. Giokas et al. (Eds.): eHealth 2016, LNICST 181, pp. 42–48, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_7
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This study examined the use of ICT in caregiving as assessed by family caregivers of disabled or elderly subjects (N = 53). The results showed limited current use of ICT-based technologies either for on-site or remote assistance. However, perceived usefulness was evaluated as high when these technologies were used. The factors for the use of ICT were different for on-site assistance or remote assistance. The data obtained can be used in the development of future ICT and IoT-based assistive technologies.
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