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metadata.dc.title: Exploring influencing factors of technology use for active and healthy ageing support in older adults
Authors: Vaziri, Daryoush Daniel 
Giannouli, Eleftheria 
Frisiello, Antonella 
Kaartinen, Nico 
Wieching, Rainer 
Schreiber, Dirk 
Wulf, Volker 
Institute: Fakultät III - Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht 
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien 
Free keywords: TAM, IKT, Gesundheit, Gestaltung, Kognitionstheorien, Technology acceptance model, Health information technology, Health, Technology design, Social cognitive theory
Dewey Decimal Classification: 610 Medizin, Gesundheit
GHBS-Clases: OIF
Issue Date: 2019
Publish Date: 2019
Source: Behaviour & Information Technology. - ISSN: 1362-3001. - DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2019.1637457
Aim of this study is to investigate the influence of technological and social cognitive factors for the use of sensor-based technologies for active and ealthy ageing (AHA) support by older adults. In a mixed methods approach, data was initially obtained from an online questionnaire completed by older health technology users and used in a regression analysis, where factors from the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and the Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) served as predictors for health technology use (HTU). Further, in-depth interviews were conducted with older adults to gain insights into technology use and physical activity behaviour of older adults. The regression analysis showed that the TAM and SCT factors accounted for a significant proportion of variance (39.5%) in HTU. Significant predictors of HTU were physical activity (.399**), social support (.287*), and expectations regarding individual health (.440*) and physical appearance (?.470**),indicating physical activity as mediator for HTU. The qualitative analysis indicated the conflation of technology support with social environments as key for physical activity behaviour in older adults. The findings indicate physical activity as a mediator in HTU by older adults and suggest that the consideration of social factors in health technology design may facilitate the uptake of AHA technologies.
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:467-14940
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