Overcoming challenges of digital-self management in older adults with multimorbidity - the promise of social connectedness

Year: 2017

Type: Conference Poster

Published In: European Geriatric Medicine, 8SI, S139.

Authors: Kuiper, J., Jacobs, A., Doyle, J., Murphy, E., Smith, S., Hannigan, C., and Dinsmore, J.

Introduction: Digital self-management for older people holds promises for aging well. However, the adoption readiness remains limited due to barriers in e.g. digital literacy, health and support. Furthermore, older people with multimorbidity (PwMs) are at in-creased risk of experiencing social disconnectedness. This living lab study explores the role of social connectedness in dealing with the challenges of digital self-management.

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