Reference : A qualitative meta-synthesis of reasons for the use or non-use of assistive technolog...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
Sustainable Development
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/39127
A qualitative meta-synthesis of reasons for the use or non-use of assistive technologies in the aging population
English
Abrilahij, Afsaneh mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Boll, Thomas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
2019
GeroPsych: Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry
Hogrefe-Verlag GmbH und Co., K.G.
32
2
79-92
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1662-9647
1662-971X
Washington
Germany
[en] assistive technologies ; use ; reasons ; older people ; models ; theories ; meta-synthesis ; qualitative studies ; human factors engineering ; activities of daily living ; aging ; aging in place ; elder care ; cultural psychology ; geropsychology
[en] Models of the use of assistive technologies (ATs) have only moderate value for predicting older people´s use of ATs. To find further predictors we performed a systematic literature review and – applying an action-theoretical approach – a meta-synthesis of seven qualitative studies about older people´s reasons for use or non-use of ATs. We found 25 reasons referring to user´s beliefs and desires (e.g., about demand, act of using ATs, its consequences) of which 18 were not contained in existing AT use models. Some reasons generalized across ATs (e.g., perceived unreliability), whereas others (e.g., privacy concerns, desire to avoid burden to others) appeared specific to tele-alarm or smart home technology. We discuss findings with respect to improving AT use models and developmental counseling.
Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > Institute for Research on Generations and Family: Research Group on Aging and Life Span Development
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/39127
10.1024/1662-9647/a000203
https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/10.1024/1662-9647/a000203

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