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Adoption of a COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Among Older Internet Users in Finland (2022)


Taipale, S., & Oinas, T. (2022). Adoption of a COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Among Older Internet Users in Finland. In Q. Gao, & J. Zhou (Eds.), HCII 2022: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design, Interaction and Technology Acceptance : 8th International Conference, ITAP 2022, Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022, Virtual Event, June 26 – July 1, 2022, Proceedings, Part I. Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 13330. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05581-2_42


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All authors or editors: Taipale, Sakari; Oinas, Tomi

Parent publication: HCII 2022: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design, Interaction and Technology Acceptance : 8th International Conference, ITAP 2022, Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022, Virtual Event, June 26 – July 1, 2022, Proceedings, Part I

Parent publication editors: Gao, Qin; Zhou, Jia

Conference:

  • International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population

Place and date of conference: Virtual Event, 26.6.-1.7.2022

ISBN: 978-3-031-05580-5

eISBN: 978-3-031-05581-2

Journal or series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISSN: 0302-9743

eISSN: 1611-3349

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 16/06/2022

Number in series: 13330

Number of pages in the book: 673

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05581-2_42

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82177


Abstract

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic created an unequal need for limiting physical contacts and tracing possible exposures to a novel coronavirus. Smartphone-based contact tracing applications (CTAs) were presented as a vehicle for stopping virus transmission chains and supporting the work of contact tracing teams. In this study, older adults’ adoption of a CTA was studied using socioeconomic background factors, satisfaction with health, and the measure of digital activity as predictors. The data were drawn from a larger questionnaire survey targeted at older internet users. A subsample of older Finnish internet users (N = 723) was analyzed using a logistic regression model. Results showed that older internet users had widely adopted the Finnish CTA called Koronavilkku irrespective of demographic background factors, level of education, and self-assessed satisfaction with health. Besides high income and retirement status, digital activity measured through the breadth of mobile phone features used and the use of an online symptom checker increased the likelihood of having the CTA installed on a smartphone. The results of the study lend themselves to be used for future epidemics and other occasions that require a real-time and/or retrospective tracing of people and their physical encounters.


Keywords: older people; COVID-19; epidemics; exposure; tracing; smartphones; cell phones; applications (computer programmes); use; digital technology; digitalisation; Internet; socioeconomic factors; questionnaire survey

Free keywords: contact tracing app; COVID-19; internet; older adults; online symptom checker; smartphone


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Reporting Year: 2022

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