What matters to older people with assisted living needs? A phenomenological analysis of the use and non-use of telehealth and telecare.

@article{Greenhalgh2013WhatMT,
  title={What matters to older people with assisted living needs? A phenomenological analysis of the use and non-use of telehealth and telecare.},
  author={Trisha Greenhalgh and Joe Wherton and Paul Sugarhood and Susan Hinder and Rob Procter and Rob Stones},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={93},
  pages={86-94}
}
Telehealth and telecare research has been dominated by efficacy trials. The field lacks a sophisticated theorisation of [a] what matters to older people with assisted living needs; [b] how illness affects people's capacity to use technologies; and [c] the materiality of assistive technologies. We sought to develop a phenomenologically and socio-materially informed theoretical model of assistive technology use. Forty people aged 60-98 (recruited via NHS, social care and third sector) were… CONTINUE READING
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