Mobility in old age: the potential role of the ability to use information technologies

Asiamah, Nestor and Khan, Hafiz T.A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1817-3730 (2022) Mobility in old age: the potential role of the ability to use information technologies. In: X. International symposium of social and applied gerontology, 21-23 Nov 2022, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Introduction/Purpose: This study assessed the association between mobility in later life and information technology ability. A cross-sectional design was employed to collect data.
Method: The participants were 890 older adults in Accra who were aged 60 years or higher. Hierarchical linear regression analysis was used to present the findings.
Results: The study found that higher mobility in old age was associated with higher information technology ability. Two domains of information technology ability (i.e., internet use assessment and innovativeness attitude) were found to be positively associated with mobility.
Conclusion: In conclusion, a higher ability to use of information technologies is associated with mobility in old age.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Computing > Innovation and user experience
Medicine and health
Depositing User: Hafiz T.A. Khan
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2022 08:40
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2022 11:29
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9652

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