Neha Bishet

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Honors Thesis


Healthcare applications (apps) that can be accessed through electronic devices have been increasing available, however there haven’t been many apps developed to assist with healthcare in older adults. There is a lack of published data on their perceptions regarding the use of apps to support their healthcare. This research focused on the likelihood of older adults to use electronic apps, and the barriers and facilitators related to their use. In this qualitative study, ten individuals older than 60 years were interviewed with questions concerning their opinions on health, electronic devices and the use of apps to aid healthcare. Majority of the individuals who were interviewed had access to electronic devices and were willing to use apps to assist with their healthcare. Proficiency using electronic devices and privacy were the major barriers noted. Healthcare apps primarily focused on older adults, who are the major users of healthcare services, should be developed.

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