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The Digital Divide Among Low-Income Homebound Older Adults: Internet Use Patterns, eHealth Literacy, and Attitudes Toward Computer/Internet Use

The Digital Divide Among Low-Income Homebound Older Adults: Internet Use Patterns, eHealth Literacy, and Attitudes Toward Computer/Internet Use

IntroductionWith the unprecedented growth of the aging population, the number of disabled and homebound older adults continues to increase.

Namkee G. Choi, Diana M DiNitto

J Med Internet Res 2013;15(5):e93

User Acceptance of Wrist-Worn Activity Trackers Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Mixed Method Study

User Acceptance of Wrist-Worn Activity Trackers Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Mixed Method Study

IntroductionSmart Wearable Devices and Older AdultsToday, Canadian older adults are leading longer, healthier, and more active lives compared with older adults from previous decades [1-3].

Arjun Puri, Ben Kim, Olivier Nguyen, Paul Stolee, James Tung, Joon Lee

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(11):e173

Digitalization and the Social Lives of Older Adults: Protocol for a Microlongitudinal Study

Digitalization and the Social Lives of Older Adults: Protocol for a Microlongitudinal Study

Finally, the digital revolution offers older adults the opportunity to stay in close contact with family and friends, regardless of geographical distance, as well as the opportunity to connect with new social contacts based on shared interests [22].Older adults

Birthe Macdonald, Gizem Hülür

JMIR Res Protoc 2020;9(10):e20306

Using Tablet Computers to Increase Patient Engagement With Electronic Personal Health Records: Protocol For a Prospective, Randomized Interventional Study

Using Tablet Computers to Increase Patient Engagement With Electronic Personal Health Records: Protocol For a Prospective, Randomized Interventional Study

IntroductionEngagement in Hospital Care and Personal Health RecordsLow engagement in discharge planning and poor understanding of discharge medications are major barriers to promoting successful transitions of care for older adults at many US hospitals.

S Ryan Greysen, Yimdriuska Magan Mendoza, Jaime Rosenthal, Ronald Jacolbia, Alvin Rajkomar, Herman Lee, Andrew Auerbach

JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(3):e176

Older Adults with Multi-Morbidity: Medication Management Processes and Design Implications for Personal Health Applications

Older Adults with Multi-Morbidity: Medication Management Processes and Design Implications for Personal Health Applications

As a result, preventable adverse drug events in ambulatory care are more common among older adults [4].Paper-based personal health records (PHRs) improve medication self-management for older adults in care transitions [5].

Leah M Haverhals, Courtney A Lee, Katie A Siek, Carol A Darr, Sunny A Linnebur, J Mark Ruscin, Stephen E Ross

J Med Internet Res 2011;13(2):e44

Real-Time Auditory Feedback–Induced Adaptation to Walking Among Seniors Using the Heel2Toe Sensor: Proof-of-Concept Study

Real-Time Auditory Feedback–Induced Adaptation to Walking Among Seniors Using the Heel2Toe Sensor: Proof-of-Concept Study

First, clipping the sensor to the shoe was recommended over a strap to accommodate older adults with back pain and limited trunk mobility. The clip also offers flexibility of use with any shoe.

Kedar K.V. Mate, Ahmed Abou-Sharkh, José A. Morais, Nancy E. Mayo

JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol 2019;6(2):e13889

Distribution of Patients at Risk for Complications Related to COVID-19 in the United States: Model Development Study

Distribution of Patients at Risk for Complications Related to COVID-19 in the United States: Model Development Study

This analysis found that older adults and individuals with underlying health conditions are at higher risk of developing life-threatening complications from COVID-19 [3].

Renae Smith-Ray, Erin E Roberts, Devonee E Littleton, Tanya Singh, Thomas Sandberg, Michael Taitel

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2020;6(2):e19606

Utilization Barriers and Medical Outcomes Commensurate With the Use of Telehealth Among Older Adults: Systematic Review

Utilization Barriers and Medical Outcomes Commensurate With the Use of Telehealth Among Older Adults: Systematic Review

Utilizing age-friendly technology could improve the care providers give to older adults through telehealth services and improve the usability of telehealth for older adults [16].

Clemens Kruse, Joanna Fohn, Nakia Wilson, Evangelina Nunez Patlan, Stephanie Zipp, Michael Mileski

JMIR Med Inform 2020;8(8):e20359