Current mHealth Use in dutch dementia care: A guide o action!

Thomas Engelsma, Ahsen Yurt, Monique W. Jaspers, Linda Dusseljee-Peute

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Abstract

Objective: To report underlying factors that hinder or advance mHealth implementation and use in Dutch dementia care. Methods: 44 dementia experts (healthcare professionals, informal caregivers, dementia case managers, and researchers) completed a questionnaire as part of a wider Delphi study to share their experiences with, thoughts on, and proposals for mHealth use in Dutch dementia care. A SWOT-framework is used to categorize the experiences, thoughts and proposals. Results: Four strengths, twelve weaknesses, thirteen opportunities and six threats for the current use of mHealth in Dutch dementia care were identified. Conclusion: Identified weaknesses highlight the importance for a guide for action for everyone involved in design and implementing mHealth for older adults with dementia. It is critical to raise awareness of mHealth's availability, improve its design, and continue to address the needs of older adults with dementia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContext Sensitive Health Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationThe Role of Informatics in Global Pandemics
EditorsRomaric Marcilly, Linda Dusseljee-Peute, Craig E. Kuziemsky, Xinxin Zhu, Peter Elkin, Christian Nohr
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages38-42
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682303
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume286

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • SWOT
  • care
  • dementia
  • mHealth

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