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Identifying Psychosocial Variables of the Interactive Mobile Interface for Geriatric Persons

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posted on 05.04.2021, 15:33 by Njeri Ngaruiya, Daniel Orwa, Peter Wagacha

This is qualitative exploratory research that looked into the gap between gerontechnology and psychosocial wellness. The physical and psychological wellness of geriatric persons has been developed over the few decades. This has made older people consumers of the different technologies. This, though, is not satisfactory enough as the older generation yearns for the worth and sense of belonging that existed in the traditional world, with the different roles that they played. With the modernization and the recent pandemic, it distances the older persons from their loved ones and society, therefore, disengaging from activities.

This research identified this gap, and under a research protocol from a legally authorized organization in Kenya, we approached a philanthropic social home and a community-based daycare where eight participants gave verbal informed consent to take part in the 10-week study


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Declaration of conflicts of interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest

Corresponding author email

ngaruiyanjeri@tukenya.ac.ke

Lead author country

Kenya

Lead author job role

Career College Faculty

Lead author institution

Technical University of Kenya

Human Participants

Yes

Ethics statement

Ethics Statement 1. Ethical Approval Under research protocol P219/03/2016, this study was approved by the KNH-UoN Ethical Research Committee (ERC) and has been renewed annually to date. 2. Statement of Human rights The researchers acquired data from the participants in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, Ethical Principles for Scientific Requirements, and Research Protocols. The participants are anonymized using pseudonyms throughout the article. 3. Statement of Informed Consent The researchers obtained verbal informed consent from the management in-charge of the philanthropic social home and the community-based daycare; the management gave verbal informed consent after Help Age Kenya referred the researchers. Help Age Kenya was guided by the approved research protocol from KNH-UoN ERC.

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