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Ageing, learning, technology, and health management

Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M., Buys, Laurie, Edwards, Sylvia L., & Partridge, Helen (2009) Ageing, learning, technology, and health management. In Dwivedi, Ashish (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Information Technology Management and Clinical Data Administration in Healthcare. Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 674-689.

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Abstract

The world’s population is ageing rapidly. Ageing has an impact on all aspects of human life, including social, economic, cultural, and political. Understanding ageing is therefore an important issue for the 21st century. This chapter will consider the active ageing model. This model is based on optimising opportunities for health, participation, and security in order to enhance quality of life. There is a range of exciting options developing for personal health management, for and by the ageing population, that make use of computer technology, and these should support active ageing. Their use depends however on older people learning to use computer technology effectively. The ability to use such technology will allow them to access relevant health information, advice, and support independently from wherever they live. Such support should increase rapidly in the future. This chapter is a consideration of ageing and learning, ageing and use of computer technology, and personal health management using computers.

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ID Code: 28366
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: active ageing, learning, personal health management, information and communication technology, community informatics
ISBN: 9781605663562
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Social and Community Informatics (080709)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2009 09:56
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:57

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