Focus group evaluation of scenarios for fall risk assessment and fall prevention in two countries

Heidi Similä, Milla Immonen, Carlos García Gordillo, Tuula Petäkoski-Hult, Patrik Eklund

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Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICT) provide means for developing new tools for preventing falls.
To enhance adherence to fall prevention interventions, end users need to be engaged from the early phases of the development process. This paper reports the focus group evaluation of five scenarios related to fall risk assessment and fall prevention.
There were four focus groups with older adults in both Finland and Spain; 58 participants in all. The most interesting features for the interviewees were usage of intelligent gym equipment, the possibility of peer support and multi-factorial fall risk assessment.
The scenario with intelligent gym equipment rose above the others among Finnish participants, while the scenarios were ranked more evenly by Spanish correspondents.
The analysis showed that a personal history of falls and a connection to current habits and routines affected the reception of the proposed solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIWAAL 2013, Ambient Assisted Living and Active Aging
EditorsC. Nugent, A. Coronato, J. Bravo
PublisherSpringer
Pages39-46
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-03092-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-03091-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event5th International Work-Conference, IWAAL 2013 - Carrillo, Costa Rica
Duration: 2 Dec 20136 Dec 2013

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8277

Conference

Conference5th International Work-Conference, IWAAL 2013
Abbreviated titleIWAAL 2013
CountryCosta Rica
CityCarrillo
Period2/12/136/12/13

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