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What happens when seniors participate in new eHealth schemes?
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Health Systems Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0563-3635
Lund University.
2015 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, ISSN 0963-8288Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article adds empirical depth to our understanding of seniors’ involvement in the making of eHealth systems. Multi-sited interviews and observations were conducted at seniors’ homes before an eHealth system was installed, during the home trials and post-removal of the system. Our findings indicate that although the senior participants chose to participate in the home trials, the choice itself was configured by the stigmatization of seniors as technophobes, fear of “falling behind” and the association of technology with youth, the future and being up-to-date. Being a participant in home trials of an eHealth system became an identity of its own, representing a forward thinking and contemporary person who embraced changes and new technology.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
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Ageing research, eHealth, participatory design
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-176893DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2015.1063016OAI: diva2:868783

QC 20151204

Available from: 2015-11-11 Created: 2015-11-11 Last updated: 2015-12-04Bibliographically approved

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