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An integrative review of information and communication technology based support interventions for carers of home dwelling older people
Karolinska Institute.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (NKA).
2017 (English)In: Technology and Disability, ISSN 1055-4181, E-ISSN 1878-643X, Vol. 29, no 1-2, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND A growing number of studies of informal carers of older people reveal positive results concerning support via Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Systematic examination of factors that have a potential impact on carer outcomes are needed to inform future research.

OBJECTIVE To explore studies concerning ICT support of adult carers of older people and to identify study characteristics that have a potential impact on carer outcomes.

METHODS This integrative review includes 123 studies published since 2005. Fundamental questions for designing sensitive support interventions; ‘who, what, and how’ were applied to a synthesis of the results.

RESULTS Identified characteristics from the studies responding to the who question included variables of the carers, such as their relationship with the care recipient or their ethnicity. Characteristics related to the what question related to the types of interventions, and the how question concerned the different services or programs offered, the idiosyncratic needs of the carers, and the types of technologies used.

CONCLUSION Results are discussed according to micro, meso and macro levels of analysis. This extensive review can inform future studies and highlight the evidence in the area for decision makers, practitioners and/or NGOs working with innovative forms of support for carers of older people

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2017. Vol. 29, no 1-2, p. 1-14
Keywords [en]
Adult, Aged, Family caregivers, Internet, Review, Social support, Technology
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72280DOI: 10.3233/TAD-160158OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-72280DiVA, id: diva2:1195645
Available from: 2018-04-06 Created: 2018-04-06 Last updated: 2018-04-09Bibliographically approved

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