Motivation for Fall Prevention

Title:

 

Motivation for adopting fall prevention measures: a literature review searching for technology acceptance factors

 

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Conference:

 

 CENTERIS 2018 - International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN 2018 - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCist  2018 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information  Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/ProjMAN/HCist 2018

 

Authors:

 

LNU: 

Jan Aidemark, Linda Askenäs

Abstract:

 

This paper presents a literature review of motivating factors for taking part in fall prevention activities among the elderly. The research aim is to improve the design and development of IT-based fall prevention programs for a deeper understanding of what motivates users to take part in such programs. Making fall prevention IT-based might improve the situation but might also become an obstacle in itself. To better ground this design process, a review is made of current efforts of fall prevention and of understanding motives for participation in fall prevention programs. As a result, we present a set of driving forces for the elderly to participate in fall prevention and discuss these in the context of technology acceptance theory, giving outlines for a model of motivating factors for them to use IT-based fall preventions systems. The results show a general direction of motivational efforts used in fall prevention to consist of some form of personalization strategy where, e.g., personal goals and conditions are used to adapt prevention measures to the individual.

Reference:

 

Jan Aidemark, Linda Askenäs, Motivation for adopting fall prevention measures: a literature review searching for technology acceptance factors, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 138, 2018, Pages 3-11,

ISSN 1877-0509, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2018.10.002.

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