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Using mobile phones in healthcare management for the elderly

Authors
Kim, Hun-SungLee, Kye-HwaKim, HyunahKim, Ju Han
Issue Date
Dec-2014
Publisher
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
Keywords
Mobile phones; Healthcare; Elderly
Citation
MATURITAS, v.79, no.4, pp 381 - 388
Pages
8
Journal Title
MATURITAS
Volume
79
Number
4
Start Page
381
End Page
388
URI
https://scholarworks.sookmyung.ac.kr/handle/2020.sw.sookmyung/10739
DOI
10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.08.013
ISSN
0378-5122
1873-4111
Abstract
The increasing average life expectancy is simultaneously increasing the incidence of chronic diseases and the number of healthy elderly people, consequently leading to an increased demand for healthcare management methods that do not involve hospital visits. The development of health management services involving mobile phones will change the focus of medical services from hospital visits and treatments to managing the health decisions made by individuals in their daily lives. However, the elderly may experience specific difficulties in adapting to constantly evolving services. This study reviews various health-related devices such as mobile phones that are available for providing healthcare to the elderly, and the different ways of using them. As the use of mobile phone increases, it is expected that elderly mobile phone users will also be able to regularly check their health status at any time and place. The issues of an ageing population pertain to the entire society rather than only to the elderly, which make mobile-phone-based medical informatics as a health management service a worthy goal. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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