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myHealth@age- improving health, safety and wellbeing for elderly people in remote rural areas

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Martin, Suzanne, Mulvenna, Maurice and Wallace, Jonathan (2009) myHealth@age- improving health, safety and wellbeing for elderly people in remote rural areas. In: eChallenges 2009 conference proceedings. (Eds: Cunningham, Paul and Cunningham, Miriam), IIMC International Information Management Corporation Ltd, pp. 100-108. ISBN 978-1-905824-13-7 [Book section]

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Abstract

It is generally accepted that the prevalence of illness is potentially greatest in the older age group including physical disabilities and mental health problems. Whilst this has implications for the individual and society in general, unique challenges present for those ageing within rural remote areas of the world . MyHealth@Age focuses on the development of eHealth services to citizens living in peripheral areas of Europe. Specifically, this innovative research has utilitsed the methodologies of the Living Labs utilising participatory qualitative research methods to empower the citizens to inform local sustainable service development, mapped to local needs. This paper will present the research objectives and findings of gathering user requirements. The research objectives include:Improved health, safety and well being for elderly people in northern periphery regions of Europe.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
ID Code:11523
Deposited By:Dr Suzanne Martin
Deposited On:02 Apr 2010 10:13
Last Modified:22 Jul 2011 14:51

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