Dementia-Related Barriers to mHealth Use: Validation by Expert Opinion

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mHealth use for people with dementia is fraught with factors influencing its implementation in care and daily life. A better understanding of these factors may provide guidelines to inclusive design. This study aimed to assess whether factors gathered in a literature-based model could be validated by opinions of experts. On basis of a questionnaire as part of a larger study, experts identified barriers that they considered to be related to aging and dementia influencing mHealth use. Nineteen barriers that were mentioned by the dementia experts were covered in our literature-based model. No adaptions to the model were required. The dementia experts acclaimed three barriers to mHealth use that could not be mapped onto the framework: the unavailability of (informal) caregivers to support the mHealth use, the stage and type of dementia of an mHealth user, and the fear of the unknown. These should be considered as prerequisites in the implementation phase of mHealth and explored more in future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges of Trustable AI and Added-Value on Health - Proceedings of MIE 2022
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Patrick Weber, Ferdinand Dhombres, Cyril Grouin, Jan-David Liebe, Sylvia Pelayo, Andrea Pinna, Bastien Rance, Lucia Sacchi, Adrien Ugon, Arriel Benis, Parisis Gallos
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682846
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2022
Event32nd Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2022 - Nice, France
Duration: 27 May 202230 May 2022

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics


Conference32nd Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2022


  • Dementia
  • Design
  • Mobile Health
  • Validation

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