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Online Dating Profiles and Problems in Older Adults: A Review

Tiffany Field, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine, Fielding Graduate University, USA
2018 OBM Geriatrics  
This narrative review is based on literature searches of PubMed and PsycINFO using the terms online dating in older adults.  ...  In contrast, online females have expressed more interest in communication and in older men, until they are 75-years-old when they have expressed more interest in younger men.  ...  The older adults were defined as 65 and older and the younger adults as 25 to 35 years, suggesting a wide age gap in their sample.  ... 
doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803012 fatcat:3uzadtaqpfgi3isew57tuhhmb4

Unpacking Sleep and Suicide in Older Adults in a Combined Online Sample

Shea Golding, Michael R. Nadorff, E. Samuel Winer, Kathryn Claire Ward
2015 Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM)  
Many studies have found an association between insomnia symptoms and suicidal behavior in both community and  ...  However, this relation has yet to be examined among older adults, despite older adults being at higher risk of suicidal behavior.  ...  sleep and suicide in older adults, 13, 15, 30 substantial gaps in the literature remain.  ... 
doi:10.5664/jcsm.5270 pmid:26194726 pmcid:PMC4661330 fatcat:qhknvpsxbfdvni6p3vs3kibfeu

Rural Older Adult Readiness to Adopt Mobile Health Technology: A Descriptive Study

Anita Depatie, Jeri L. Bigbee
2015 Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care  
by older adults in rural communities.  ...  Additional nursing research on innovative models of care is needed to validate and promote mobile health technology for the health and aging in place needs of rural older adults.  ...  This is the first known study to address the potential use of mobile health technology to help fill gaps in health care services and support for frail older adults living in rural communities.  ... 
doi:10.14574/ojrnhc.v15i1.346 fatcat:mqis22vmejg6zj6qllgbw64rti

Online Sexual Activities in Italian Older Adults: The Role of Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Permissiveness

Cristiano Scandurra, Fabrizio Mezza, Concetta Esposito, Roberto Vitelli, Nelson Mauro Maldonato, Vincenzo Bochicchio, Alessandro Chiodi, Alain Giami, Paolo Valerio, Anna Lisa Amodeo
2021 Sexuality Research & Social Policy  
As such activities in older age remain largely underexamined, this study aimed to explore OSAs in a sample of Italian older adults, analyzing their associations with gender and sexual orientation, considering  ...  Introduction Online sexual activities (OSAs) are sexual behaviors involving online sexual content and stimuli and are categorized into non-arousal (N-OSAs), solitary arousal (S-OSAs), and partnered arousal  ...  It may deprive LGB older people of social opportunities to meet romantic and sexual partners in their identity communities.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13178-021-00538-1 fatcat:fksb5iizarfxhm73p2ahqklys4

Empowering older adults' informal, self-directed learning: harnessing the potential of online personal learning networks

Dirk Morrison, Jessica McCutheon
2019 Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning  
This research contributes to our understanding of how and why older adults leverage the Internet and social media tools to create, develop, and maintain online personal learning networks (oPLNs) for the  ...  Information and communication technologies have had an enormous impact on how we live, work, communicate, re-create, and connect with others.  ...  Authors' contributions DM is the first author and contributed 60% of the study. JM is the second author and contributed 40% of the study. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41039-019-0104-5 fatcat:gvanzgzpkjdappcjjo7jq6jmti

A pilot study of online feedback for adult drinkers 50 and older: Feasibility, efficacy, and preferences for intervention

Alexis N. Kuerbis, Lisa Hail, Alison A. Moore, Frederick J. Muench
2017 Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment  
among adult drinkers 50 and older with practical knowledge about computers.  ...  This study tested the feasibility of online feedback for drinkers 50 and older.  ...  Taken together, these findings have important implications for broadening access to a set of frontline online interventions for middle aged and older adults, providing not only an initial educational intervention  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2017.04.004 pmid:28476264 pmcid:PMC5959034 fatcat:thlidlwj4jfqraspoan7p6oufu

SUpport for older adultS to STAy INdependent at home (SUSTAIN): a qualitative study for improving an online tool (Preprint)

Mirjam Marjolein Garvelink, Titilayo Tatiana Agbadjé, Lysa Bergeron, Thomas Petitjean, Michèle Dugas, Louisa Blair, Patrick Archambault, Noémie Roy, Allyson Jones, France Légaré
2019 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
Older adults desire to stay independent at home for as long as possible. We developed an interactive website to inform older adults and caregivers about ways to achieve this.  ...  Using multiple recruitment strategies, we enrolled a purposeful sample of older adults (65+ years old) and caregivers of older adults struggling to stay independent at home.  ...  Other qualitative studies conducted in the older adult population relating to the decision to relocate [28] , the opportunity to make independent decisions [29] , and the use of a networking website  ... 
doi:10.2196/16979 pmid:32412908 fatcat:6qjyod3a4zbyddxb2tajhnmlnm

Review and selection of online resources for carers of frail adults or older people in five European countries: a mixed-methods study (Preprint)

Roberta Papa, Areti Efthymiou, Giovanni Lamura, Flavia Piccinini, Giulia Onorati, Evridiki Papastavrou, Theologia Tsitsi, Giulia Casu, Licia Boccaletti, Alessandra Manattini, Rita Seneca, Carlos Vaz de Carvalho (+5 others)
2019 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
This study aimed to review and select apps and websites offering functionalities useful for informal carers of frail adults or older people in 5 European countries (Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and  ...  The involvement of end users provided added value to the resource classification and highlighted the gap between the potential benefits from using information and communication technologies and the real  ...  These results are in line with a recent review conducted in the United States [24] , which found only 44 apps for carers of older adults.  ... 
doi:10.2196/14618 pmid:32554378 fatcat:ogdkrpfhubhrheavejho2fntv4


2016 The gerontologist  
Recommended strategies for aging policy stakeholders to expand their roles, bridge existing communication gaps, and work together to more effectively identify and address the needs of the older adults  ...  Many viewed their research as an opportunity to make a difference, especially for underserved older adult populations.  ...  Recommended strategies for aging policy stakeholders to expand their roles, bridge existing communication gaps, and work together to more effectively identify and address the needs of the older adults  ... 
doi:10.1093/geront/gnw162.2103 fatcat:ystch3dnczezjkmnbbbhdu6sai


2022 Zenodo  
While varied contents from all generations find their way in the online teacher community, devaluing roles and content could threaten the quality of teachers' participation.  ...  Results showed that online teacher communities through video conferences and group messaging pave the way for multigenerational colleagues in reference to age, period, cohort, and experience from learning  ...  Further, Tamme and Siibak (2012) reported that the previous technology-knowledge gap between the older and younger generations has been diminishing.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6640895 fatcat:owfynf22obdbtmrchyg4kywclu

Interrogating Social Virtual Reality as a Communication Medium for Older Adults

Steven Baker, Frank Vetere, Ryan M. Kelly, Jenny Waycott, Romina Carrasco, Thuong Hoang, Frances Batchelor, Elizabeth Ozanne, Briony Dow, Jeni Warburton
2019 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction  
To address this gap, we conducted three workshops in which 25 older adults aged 70 to 81 explored the utility of social VR as a medium for communicating with other older adults.  ...  Findings from the workshops provide insight into older adults' design motivations when creating embodied avatars for social VR; their acceptance of social VR as a communication tool; and their views on  ...  Although the use of online communication platforms by older adults is increasing, research suggests that those over the age of 70 are often reluctant to embrace online communication platforms because of  ... 
doi:10.1145/3359251 fatcat:be7ez5hpqbddpomesx7dpfby6e

The Intermediation of Community and Infrastructure

Noah Lenstra, Karen S. Baker
2017 Library Trends  
This paper explores this topic through a cross-study of field scientists' changing data practices and of older adults learning technology.  ...  The concepts of community and infrastructure reverberate throughout the information sciences.  ...  Lenstra's work was supported by the Community Informatics Research Lab at the University of Illinois, codirected by Kate Williams and Abdul Alkalimat. Note 1.  ... 
doi:10.1353/lib.2017.0013 fatcat:ji6ieuvvh5adres5wzi47d537q

The implications of information and communication technology use for the social well-being of older adults

Jennifer Ihm, Yuli Patrick Hsieh
2015 Information, Communication & Society  
Addressing this research gap concerning the currently fastest growing sector of ICT users this study centers on the disparities regarding older adults' ICT access and use.  ...  Older adults, comprising a population segment more vulnerable to social isolation during the late life stages, are more likely to be excluded from the benefits of information and communication technologies  ...  Specifically, ICTs can provide opportunities to communicate with more people and access useful information or services for disadvantaged groups, such as older adults who are likely retired or isolated  ... 
doi:10.1080/1369118x.2015.1019912 fatcat:rupfdxoh55hl5ghawueedrhnee

Understanding digital and material social communications for older adults

Alexis Hope, Ted Schwaba, Anne Marie Piper
2014 Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '14  
We present results from an inter view study involving 22 older adults (age 71-92) to under stand communication preferences and values related to social media.  ...  The theme of material social communications emerges from our data, and we examine this in context of online social media.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank Chelsea Kim for her help with data collection and transcription. We thank our study participants for their time.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2556288.2557133 dblp:conf/chi/HopeSP14 fatcat:j6hckqgotngynaw763uldlsvx4

Communicating Arsenic's Risks

Rogers, Rardin, Lawlor, Chen, Borsuk
2019 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
We find that there are knowledge gaps between the two, particularly regarding the origin of arsenic in drinking water and food, the necessity of testing well water, and the process for treating water that  ...  comprehensive website, Arsenic and You, and a mental models research approach to better understand the disconnect between expert and community perceptions of arsenic risk.  ...  Acknowledgments: We are very grateful to the community members we spoke with during our interview process as well as our state partners.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph16183436 pmid:31527512 pmcid:PMC6766008 fatcat:6pmfcz6zujde5p5y2viq37hmzq
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