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Motivational strategies to improve self-management for rehabilitation of older adults

Galvan Hernández, J.A. (2018) Motivational strategies to improve self-management for rehabilitation of older adults.

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Abstract:Self-management in older adults is of great significance since it can accelerate the rehabilitation process. However, many older adults do not take initiative in the rehabilitation process even though they are highly motivated to return to their normal life. Because of this problem, Ziekenhuis Groep Twente wants their patients to use a system/application that exploits motivational strategies for self-management during rehabilitation. Hence, the purpose of this research is to come up with a system that will support self-management of rehabilitating older adults in a motivational manner by means of creating a technology that changes the behaviour of older adults in such a way that they take more action on their own, ultimately increasing their activity adherence and autonomy. A functional prototype has been developed; a light and sound emitting photo frame that serves as a personalized trigger, and a cloud-based RFID architecture to back up the user’s data and provide the user with the simplicity possible with this technology. Results from the usability tests have that the proposed system could provide the older adults with the support they need to be self-managing in their rehabilitation process. Hence, causing them to take more action on their own, increasing their activity adherence, and ultimately shorten their rehabilitation process.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
ZiekenhuisGroep Twente, Almelo, the Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:44 medicine, 50 technical science in general, 53 electrotechnology, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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