This Disease Scares Me! Influences on Adoption of Mobile Health Applications by Seniors

Creators: Haug, Maximilian and Schröder, Tanja and Gewald, Heiko and Burth, Laura
Title: This Disease Scares Me! Influences on Adoption of Mobile Health Applications by Seniors
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (ICITS)
Event Location: San Carlos, Costa Rica
Event Dates: February, 9-11, 2022
Projects: CROSS
Page Range: pp. 140-149
Date: 2022
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): Healthcare systems are increasingly challenged due to the ramifications of the demographic change. Chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease cause cost in healthcare systems and can predominantly be found among older people. Information technology can act as one solution to release tension from the healthcare system by providing opportunity to monitor the personal well-being over time. This creates ways for early diagnoses and treatments to reduce the severe impact of chronic diseases. Mobile health applications are a prominent use case to monitor personal well-being. In this qualitative study we investigate factors influencing the adoption of mobile health applications among older people based on a self-developed prototype of a mobile health application. We find that older people have privacy concerns but also can lack facilitating conditions to use applications, such as the availability of WiFi. Surprisingly, perceived ease of use was not found to be very influential.
Forthcoming: No
Language: English
Citation:

Haug, Maximilian and Schröder, Tanja and Gewald, Heiko and Burth, Laura (2022) This Disease Scares Me! Influences on Adoption of Mobile Health Applications by Seniors. In: (Proceedings of the) International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (ICITS), February, 9-11, 2022, San Carlos, Costa Rica, pp. 140-149. (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems; 414). ISBN 9783030962937

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