The role of telematics in assisting family carers and frail older people at home

Hanson, Elizabeth and Clarke, Amanda (2000) The role of telematics in assisting family carers and frail older people at home. Health & Social Care in the Community, 8 (2). pp. 129-137. ISSN 0966-0410

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2524.2000.00232.x

Abstract

The overall aim of the ACTION research project (Assisting Carers using Telematic Interventions to meet Older person’s Needs) is to maintain or enhance the autonomy, independence and quality of life of frail older and disabled people and their family carers by providing information, advice and support in the home. The authors report on the first phase of evaluation conducted using a case-study approach to test the ACTION system in several family carers’ homes in Sheffield, England. The results reflect the realities of conducting an applied research technology project and are discussed with reference to the government’s recent national strategy for carers. The authors acknowledge the need for further evaluation studies to explore the key issues raised within this preliminary evaluation phase.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: choice, education, family carers, information, support, technology
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 13:17
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 13:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32819

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