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Authors: Elin Thygesen ; Ragni MacQueen Leifson and Santiago Martinez

Affiliation: University of Agder, Norway

ISBN: 978-989-758-068-0

Keyword(s): Elderly Users, Computer Use, Internet Use, Norwegian Municipality.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomedical Engineering ; Data Engineering ; e-Health for Public Health ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Health Information Systems ; ICT, Ageing and Disability ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Knowledge Management ; Ontologies and the Semantic Web ; Society, e-Business and e-Government ; Web Information Systems and Technologies

Abstract: In Norway, many citizens’ services are exclusively or at least delivered online. They usually require sufficient knowledge to use information and communication technologies (ICT). As part of an Interreg IV European project focused on e-inclusion for elderly, this work presents a study to map computer and Internet use among the elderly. The study was carried out in a small municipality of 10 000 inhabitants in Southern Norway, of whom15% were 65-year-olds or older. 178 replies out of 500 were obtained. Results showed that 9 out of 10 had access to and frequently used a computer at home. However, there still was 1 out of 5 who did not make effective use of ICT. Importantly, half of the respondents reported to have learned how to use the Internet through attending specific courses and others through guidance from relatives or acquaintances. Answers about monitoring technologies were practically oriented towards considering that topics, such as security and privacy, could have a subordina te role if the technology was used for a good and fair purpose. This work provides an insight into the current access to and use of computer and Internet, which becomes useful to inform ICT use policies among elderly population. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Thygesen, E.; MacQueen Leifson, R. and Martinez, S. (2015). Mapping Elderly Citizen’s Computer and ICT Use in a Small-sized Norwegian Municipality .In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-068-0, pages 131-142. DOI: 10.5220/0005222801310142

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2015)
TI - Mapping Elderly Citizen’s Computer and ICT Use in a Small-sized Norwegian Municipality
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AU - Thygesen, E.
AU - MacQueen Leifson, R.
AU - Martinez, S.
PY - 2015
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DO - 10.5220/0005222801310142

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