Feasibility of mobile mental wellness training for older adults

Heidi Similä (Corresponding Author), Milla Immonen, Jaana Toska-Tervola, Heidi Enwald, Niina Keränen, Maarit Kangas, Timo Jämsä, Raija Korpelainen

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    Abstract

    Mobile technology has been increasingly adopted in promotion of mental health among older people. This study assessed the feasibility of a mobile mental wellness training application for individual use and for group work from the perspectives of older adults and social care professionals. The older individuals recruited for the study were participants in a Circle of Friends group and family caregivers' peer support group offered by the communal senior services. The qualitative and quantitative results of interviews, questionnaires, observation, and application usage were reported. Seven older adults started using the application independently at home in parallel with the group activity. This study revealed new information regarding the barriers to the older adults' full adoption of such mobile technologies. The results indicated that there may be potential in the incorporation of mobile technologies in promotion of mental health of older people at group settings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)499-505
    Number of pages7
    JournalGeriatric Nursing
    Volume39
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Acceptance and commitment therapy
    • Depression
    • Group intervention
    • MHealth
    • Older adults

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