Effects of “the Selected Smartphone Social-Messaging Applications” Training on Iranian Elderly’s Quality of Life: Results of a Qualitative Study

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

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Title Effects of “the Selected Smartphone Social-Messaging Applications” Training on Iranian Elderly’s Quality of Life: Results of a Qualitative Study
 
Creator Hosseini, Seyed Ebrahim; Lincoln University
Charters, Stuart; Lincoln University
Anthony, Patricia; Lincoln University
Alhazmi, Abdulsalam; University of Science and Technology
 
Subject Iranian elderly; Quality of life; Smartphone; Social applications; Semi-experimental qualitative method
 
Description This qualitative study aimed to investigate the effects of using smartphone’s communication apps on Quality of Life (QoL) of elderly people living in Shiraz-Iran. The population of the study was all the senior residents registered with local public health centers located in Shiraz, Fars, Iran in 2018-2019. Overall, 20 participants volunteered to join the study, from the intervention and control groups (10 in each). Data were collected via semi-structured face to face interviews and analyzed using open-coding. The findings of this study and the educational training are intended to help families, practitioners in the aging field to pay more attention to teaching modern communication technology in order to promote healthier elderly and community.
 
Publisher International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), Vienna, Austria
 
Contributor Lincoln university library
 
Date 2021-04-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jim/article/view/19475
10.3991/ijim.v15i07.19475
 
Source International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM); Vol 15, No 07 (2021); pp. 154-175
1865-7923
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jim/article/view/19475/9071
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Seyed Ebrahim Hosseini, Stuart Charters, Stuart Charters, Stuart Charters, Patricia Anthony, Patricia Anthony, Abdulsalam Alhazmi, Patricia Anthony, Abdulsalam Alhazmi, Abdulsalam Alhazmi
 

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