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Using Technology to Address the Problems of Malnutrition and Dehydration in Older Adults

Abdullah Sani, Zaidatol Haslinda (2017) Using Technology to Address the Problems of Malnutrition and Dehydration in Older Adults. PhD thesis, University of York.

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Abstract

Malnutrition and dehydration of important problems for older adults even in developed countries such as the UK and both have many serious health consequences. This programme of research developed an app, MyHealthyLiving, to support older adults in monitoring their intake of liquids and fruit and vegetables. I followed a user-centred design lifecycle and conducted six studies, starting with focus groups to understand the older users’ needs and wishes, through expert and user evaluations, to a two week field study of the use of the app by 15 older people. Using the data from the user evaluations, a new set of evidence-based heuristics for the development and evaluation of tablet apps for older people was also produced.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of York > Computer Science (York)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.739937
Depositing User: Ms Zaidatol Haslinda Abdullah Sani
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 16:16
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2018 15:24
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/20151

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