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Opinions on the use of technology to improve tablet taking in >65-year-old patients on cardiovascular medications

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of International Medical Research, May 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 1,054)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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12 tweeters
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Title
Opinions on the use of technology to improve tablet taking in >65-year-old patients on cardiovascular medications
Published in
Journal of International Medical Research, May 2018
DOI 10.1177/0300060518770578
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anita Holender, Stephen Sutton, Anna De Simoni

Abstract

Objective This study was performed to evaluate the perceptions of the use of technology to improve cardiovascular medicine taking among patients aged >65 years. Methods This qualitative study used focus groups with people aged >65 years taking cardiovascular medications from two East London community centres. Thematic analysis was informed by the Perceptions and Practicalities Approach framework. Results Participants welcomed technologies they considered familiar, accessible, and easy to use. They valued the opportunity to receive alerts to help with forgetting and monitoring their treatment. More advanced technologies such as ingestible sensor systems were considered helpful for elderly people with significant cognitive impairments still living in the community because of improved monitoring by caregivers and clinicians and prolonging independence. Although generally adapting to the increase in technology in everyday life, participants raised a number of concerns that included potential reduction in face-to-face communication, data security, becoming dependent on technology, and worrying about the consequences of technological failure. Conclusions Participants raised a number of concerns and practical barriers that would need to be addressed for technologies to be accepted and adopted in this patient group.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 21%
Researcher 4 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 17%
Unspecified 3 13%
Other 3 13%
Other 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 21%
Unspecified 5 21%
Psychology 4 17%
Social Sciences 4 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Other 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 77. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 July 2019.
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#230,982
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Outputs from Journal of International Medical Research
#7
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#9,803
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of International Medical Research
#1
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