InfoSAGE: Use of Online Technologies for Communication and Elder Care.

TitleInfoSAGE: Use of Online Technologies for Communication and Elder Care.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsQuintana Y, Crotty B, Fahy D, Orfanos A, Jain R, Kaldany E, Lipsitz L, Engorn D, Rodriguez J, Pandolfe F, Bajracharya A, Slack WV, Safran C
JournalStud Health Technol Inform
Date Published2017
KeywordsAged, Communication, Delivery of Health Care, Humans, Internet, Longitudinal Studies, Parents, Surveys and Questionnaires

Aging creates new information and communication needs for families who are helping to coordinate care for frail parents. To identify how information and communication needs evolve with the aging process, we created a living laboratory of families, supported by an online private social network with tools for care coordination. Site registrants are invite to participate in a more in-depth survey-based longitudinal study. In year one, we assessed the feasibility of an online living laboratory. During this first year, 155 individuals registered on InfoSAGE, and 26% opted into the more in-depth longitudinal study. The survey response rate for those in the study was 61%. We present here a descriptive analysis of our early participants and networks, as well as barriers to participation that the study team encountered.

Alternate JournalStud Health Technol Inform
PubMed ID28186055
Grant ListR01 HS021495 / HS / AHRQ HHS / United States
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