INNOVATEDIGNITY: Co-designing Digital Health Technologies With Older People in Homecare Settings.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04884711|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 13, 2021
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2021
One of the crucial components of successful ageing is to live independently in old age. Yet in UK alone, nearly 300000 older people require assistance with 3 or more essential daily tasks like eating, bathing and mobility which compromises on their independent living. Additionally, in a crisis where health system in UK is already overstretched to its resources to combat the recent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, allocating resources for regular homecare services has become challenging. In this situation, Digital Health Technologies (DHTs) can be a potential solution to promote healthy ageing, support psycho-social wellbeing and enhance independent living for older people. Such technologies comprise a wide range of products used in the health and care services including apps, software and online platforms to benefit people. Yet DHTs are barely adopted by older people as they do not reflect their actual user needs leading to poor appropriation of DHTs in homecare settings. The investigators aim to address this gap by involving older people living at the Leach Court, UK under the eco system of the Brighton & Hove Digital Health Living Lab (BHLL) to co-design with us DHTs that addresses the barriers & facilitators they face in adopting to DHTs. This participatory research approach has a qualitative study design which is sensitive to basic human values like 'dignity', appreciates that older people are 'expert of their experiences' and methodologically has phenomenological underpinnings gathering the researcher's understanding from the lived experiences of older people. This unique project, part of the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 funded INNOVATEDIGNITY project, will be aiming to translate intangible human values like 'dignity' into tangible technology design through better understanding of the barriers & facilitators older people face to DHTs adoption. With global population of older people increasing faster than all other age groups currently, this project stands to meet the future demands of the ageing population through dignity sensitive better designed DHTs .
This project is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN). This project has received funding from the European Union's H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 programme under grant agreement No 813928.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Dignity Old Age; Debility Healthy Aging Digital Technology||Other: No Interventions. Participants will be using their everyday digital health technologies. Other: In depth Interviews Other: Focus Group Discussions|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Official Title:||Designing New Dignified Technologies for Care Settings in Participation With Older People.|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||July 30, 2021|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 15, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 15, 2021|
Interviews: Older people living at the Leach Court (Brighton, UK).
Older adults who will be enrolled at the Leach Court (Brighton, UK) as a part of the INNOVATEDIGNITY project will be involved in 1:1 open ended interviews.
Other: No Interventions. Participants will be using their everyday digital health technologies.
The investigators will be involving older people to understand the barriers & facilitators of digital health technology adoption for homebound older people. In this process no interventions will be given by us.
Other: In depth Interviews
In-depth interviews will be conducted to gather lived experiences of homebound older people.
Focus Group Discussions: Older People Living at the Leach Court (Brighton, UK)
10 older people who have previously participated in the interview stage will be involved in two focus group discussions in a group of 5 participants each to co-design digital health technologies that are 'dignity' sensitive and aims to resolve the barriers older people face in technology adoption.
Other: Focus Group Discussions
Focus Group Discussions will be used to create avenues to enhance dignity and human perspectives in digital designs for older people.
- Participants Lived Experience with Digital Health Technologies [ Time Frame: 7 months ]Participants will be asked open ended questions about their everyday experience with Digital Health Technologies. Interviews will be transcribed verbatim and analysed to identify the barriers & facilitators to Digital Health Technologies.
- Strategies to enhance dignity and address barriers to Digital Health Technology adoption [ Time Frame: 1 day ]Focus group discussions will be held with 5 participants in each group lasting around 3 hours per focus group discussion to strategise solutions to digital health technology adoption for older people.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04884711
|Contact: Shuvarthi Bhattacharjee, M.Sc.||+441273644025||S.Bhattacharjee@brighton.ac.uk|
|Contact: Prof.Kathleen Galvin, PhD||+441273644028||K.Galvin@brighton.ac.uk|
|Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, BN20DJ|
|Contact: Dr. Theofanis Fotis +441273644512 T.Fotis@brighton.ac.uk|
|Contact: Tony Wilford Tony.Wilford@brighton-hove.gov.uk|
|Sub-Investigator: Shuvarthi Bhattacharjee, M.Sc.|
|Principal Investigator: Dr.Theofanis Fotis, PhD|
|Principal Investigator: Prof.Kathleen Galvin, PhD|
|Principal Investigator: Prof.Lisbeth Uhrendfeldt, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Prof.Kathleen Galvin, PhD||University of Brighton|
|Principal Investigator:||Dr. Theofanis Fotis, PhD||University of Brighton|
|Principal Investigator:||Prof.Lisbeth Uhrendfeldt, PhD||Nord University|