Internet use for active aging: A systematic literature review

Isabel Miguel, Helena Amaro Da Luz

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Abstract

Background: The number of older adult Internet users has been rising worldwide. Information and communication technology, namely the internet, has been recognized to provide a great potential and new opportunities to society as a whole, and to active aging in particular. Objective: The aim of this paper was to conduct a systematic literature review to determine the empirical literature produced since 2005 about the internet use applied to active aging. Method: Throughout the application of a serious of inclusion and exclusion criteria, 30 papers were identified and analyzed of 646 potentially relevant ones. Results: The study provides a comprehensive review of the main subject areas that research has focused, concerning the use of internet to promote active aging. Conclusions: Although scarce, research directly suggests internet as an important promoter of social participation, health, attitude change and education for the elderly, and is differentiated according to different profiles of elder users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtas da 12a Conferencia Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao, CISTI 2017 / Proceedings of the 12th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2017
EditorsLuis Paulo Reis, Alvaro Rocha, Braulio Alturas, Carlos Costa, Manuel Perez Cota
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789899843479
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2017
Event12th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 21 Jun 201724 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameIberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI
ISSN (Print)2166-0727
ISSN (Electronic)2166-0735

Conference

Conference12th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2017
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period21/06/1724/06/17

Keywords

  • Active ageing
  • Internet
  • Systematic review

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