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Title: Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Healthcare Technology Adoption Among Older Adults in Singapore: A Qualitative Study
Authors: Low, Sarah T. H.
Sakhardande, P. Govind
Lai, Y.F. 
Long, Andrew D. S.
Kaur-Gill, Satveer 
Keywords: collectivistic technology use
digital disparities
health-information seeking
qualitative research
social construction of health technologies
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2021
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Citation: Low, Sarah T. H., Sakhardande, P. Govind, Lai, Y.F., Long, Andrew D. S., Kaur-Gill, Satveer (2021-02-15). Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Healthcare Technology Adoption Among Older Adults in Singapore: A Qualitative Study. Frontiers in Public Health 9 : 588590. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Smart Nation is a key initiative of Singapore to move toward digitalization of its industries including healthcare. The complex negotiations of aging amid Smart Nation are addressed in this paper, where we study the challenges faced to adapt the elderly for the digital revolution while ensuring dignified aging. While the healthcare industry accelerates its study and use of health technologies to improve diagnostics, treatment, and the quality of life of those in the aging category, the elderly socially construct these technological insertions that challenge the dominant understandings of what these technologies can do for their health outcomes. The study reveals re-constructions of these technological insertions through the voice of the elderly in their negotiations with health technologies in their everyday lives. Here, narratives reveal key themes that proliferate technology negotiation as barriers to everyday lived experiences. © Copyright © 2021 Low, Sakhardande, Lai, Long and Kaur-Gill.
Source Title: Frontiers in Public Health
ISSN: 2296-2565
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.588590
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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