The Unacceptance of a Self-Management Health System by Healthy Older Adults

Ine D’Haeseleer, Dries Oeyen, Bart Vanrumste, Dominique Schreurs, Vero Abeele

Abstract

Self-Management Health Systems (SMHS) are defined as systems that combine data logging via multiple sensors and/or self-reports, possibly enhanced with risk assessment and decision support. Research on SMHS is booming, particularly as it is envisioned to support ageing in place for an increasingly greying population. However, findings on what drives adoption of SMHS by healthy older adults is still lacking. Therefore, an SMHS was tested for two weeks in a real world setting by 16 healthy participants aged 65+. We measured acceptance towards the SMHS pre and post, combined with qualitative data , and usage logs. Results indicate that at the start of the study, older adults perceived the system as easy to use, useful, and that participants had access to supporting infrastructure. Notwithstanding, behavioural intention to use an SMHS was rather low. Post usage, our findings show that, while perceived ease of use and confidence increased, perceived usefulness and behavioural intention further decreased. These findings suggest that older adults are not yet ready to adopt SMHS, and that design efforts should particularly be geared towards increasing perceived usefulness.

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D’Haeseleer I., Oeyen D., Vanrumste B., Schreurs D. and Abeele V. (2020). The Unacceptance of a Self-Management Health System by Healthy Older Adults.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: TEG, ISBN 978-989-758-420-6, pages 269-280. DOI: 10.5220/0009806402690280


in Bibtex Style

@conference{teg20,
author={Ine D’Haeseleer and Dries Oeyen and Bart Vanrumste and Dominique Schreurs and Vero Abeele},
title={The Unacceptance of a Self-Management Health System by Healthy Older Adults},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: TEG,},
year={2020},
pages={269-280},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009806402690280},
isbn={978-989-758-420-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: TEG,
TI - The Unacceptance of a Self-Management Health System by Healthy Older Adults
SN - 978-989-758-420-6
AU - D’Haeseleer I.
AU - Oeyen D.
AU - Vanrumste B.
AU - Schreurs D.
AU - Abeele V.
PY - 2020
SP - 269
EP - 280
DO - 10.5220/0009806402690280