Preprint Article Version 1 This version is not peer-reviewed

Two-Thirds of Seniors Like Using a Wellness App

Version 1 : Received: 10 August 2018 / Approved: 10 August 2018 / Online: 10 August 2018 (14:30:16 CEST)

How to cite: Robinson, J.; Gorski, G..; Pugh, S.. Two-Thirds of Seniors Like Using a Wellness App. Preprints 2018, 2018080207 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0207.v1). Robinson, J.; Gorski, G..; Pugh, S.. Two-Thirds of Seniors Like Using a Wellness App. Preprints 2018, 2018080207 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0207.v1).

Abstract

Objective: Health/wellness applications on mobile devices (Apps) may positively affect the health of seniors (persons age 65+). But for an App to promote health in its target audience, it must achieve meaningful use. Method: For one and a half years, residents at a Life Plan Community (mean age 86) used a wellness App running on iPad. In a digital survey, residents rated their overall satisfaction with the App on a scale from 1 (strongly dislike) to 10 (strongly enjoy). Results: User satisfaction (96 respondents of 252; 38% response rate) was distributed with maximum 8, median 7, mean 6.6, and standard deviation 2.3. Discussion: The results suggest that it is feasible to inspire seniors to pursue whole-person wellness using an App: technology may promote “active aging.”

Subject Areas

Telehealth, mHealth, wellness, preventative medicine

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