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What matters to older people with assisted living needs? A phenomenological analysis of the use and non-use of telehealth and telecare

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Telehealth and telecare research has been dominated by efficacy trials. The field lacks a sophisticated theorisation of [a] what matters to older people with assisted living needs; [b] how illness affects people's capacity to use technologies; and [c] the materiality of assistive technologies. We sought to develop a phenomenologically and socio-materially informed theoretical model of assistive technology use. Forty people aged 60–98 (recruited via NHS, social care and third sector) were visi...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.05.036

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Grant:
Assistive Living Innovation Platform (2797-25242/400217)
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Science and Medicine Journal website
Volume:
93
Pages:
86-94
Publication date:
2013-06-13
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ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:88aafb62-1fc6-489b-b0eb-fcb142a32e37
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505547
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pubs:505547

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