A4 Article in conference proceedings
The Effects of Using a Mobile Wellness Application on Physical Activity Levels : A Four-Month Follow-Up Study Among Aged People (2020)


Kari, Tuomas; Makkonen, Markus; Frank, Lauri; Carlsson, Joanna; Sell, Anna (2020). The Effects of Using a Mobile Wellness Application on Physical Activity Levels : A Four-Month Follow-Up Study Among Aged People. In Pucihar, Andreja; Kljajic Borstnar, Mirjana; Bons, Roger; Cripps, Helen; Sheombar, Anand; Vidmar, Doroteja (Eds.) 33rd Bled eConference : Enabling technology for a sustainable society. Maribor: University of Maribor, 455-468. DOI: 10.18690/978-961-286-362-3.31 https://press.um.si/index.php/ump/catalog/view/483/586/918-3


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kari, Tuomas; Makkonen, Markus; Frank, Lauri; Carlsson, Joanna; Sell, Anna

Parent publication: 33rd Bled eConference : Enabling technology for a sustainable society

Parent publication editors: Pucihar, Andreja; Kljajic Borstnar, Mirjana; Bons, Roger; Cripps, Helen; Sheombar, Anand; Vidmar, Doroteja

Conference:

Bled eConference

Place and date of conference: Bled, Slovenia, 28.-29.6.2020

eISBN: 978-961-286-362-3

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 455-468

Number of pages in the book: 734

Publisher: University of Maribor

Place of Publication: Maribor

Publication country: Slovenia

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.18690/978-961-286-362-3.31

Persistent website address: https://press.um.si/index.php/ump/catalog/view/483/586/918-3

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71092


Abstract

Insufficient physical activity threatens people in older age. Thus, finding ways to support a physically active life in the older age is important. Digital wellness technologies have been presented as potential solutions, but in order for these solutions to be effective, research to gain insights on their use among aged people is needed. This study investigated how the use of a mobile wellness application for tracking physical activity affects physical activity levels among aged people. The physical activity levels were measured by using the IPAQ-E. The focus was on the first four months of use. The study was part of a research program in which groups of aged people take into use a mobile wellness application. The results show a modest, however, statistically not significant increase in the physical activity levels after the first four months of use. The study suggests that digital wellness technologies have potential for promoting physical activity levels among aged people.


Keywords: welfare technology; physical activeness; physical training; senior citizens; measuring instruments (devices); applications (computer programmes); mobile apps

Free keywords: digital wellness; wellness technology; mobile; wellness application; mobile application


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