Medication adherence among the elderly and technology Aids: Results from an online survey study

Huijuan Wu, A. Ant Ozok

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Abstract

Appropriate use of medications can improve the health of seniors and other patients, but inappropriate use or misuse can lead to adverse side effects, deterioration, and other conditions that may result in either more medical visits, hospitalizations or even death. This study aimed at exploring how senior people manage their daily medication and the acceptance towards the medication management technology and the service in assisted living facilities. Results of an online questionnaire survey with senior participants suggested that the online senior communities manage their medication in three ways: managed based on memory or routines, assisted by medication management tools, or helped by other members in the family. Although medication management technology is in low usage rate, participants showed positive attitude towards medication management service and accepting technology as a method to improve medication adherence, with the concerning issues on user acceptance, usability, and user preference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages719-727
Number of pages9
Volume5621 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, OCSC 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5621 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, OCSC 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/19/097/24/09

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Keywords

  • Medication adherence
  • Medication compliance
  • Medication management
  • Technology acceptance
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Wu, H., & Ozok, A. A. (2009). Medication adherence among the elderly and technology Aids: Results from an online survey study. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 5621 LNCS, pp. 719-727). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5621 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02774-1_77