A Model of Computer-Mediated Social Support Among Older Adults

@article{Nahm2003AMO,
  title={A Model of Computer-Mediated Social Support Among Older Adults},
  author={Eun-Shim Nahm and Barbara Resnick and Mary Etta Mills},
  journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={2003},
  pages={948}
}
Internet use has been growing exponentially, and older adults are one of the fastest growing online user groups. Due to the various physiological and psychosocial changes associated with aging, older adults are prone to social isolation. The Internet and e-mail may serve as a new source of support for older adults by connecting them with friends and family members, as well as providing useful information. In this study, based on prior research findings in sociology, communications, and… CONTINUE READING