Computer use among elderly people.

Published

Journal Article (Review)

This study investigates the literature on the state of knowledge on computer use among elderly people. Results of this review suggest that benefits may ensue if computer use is advocated. Functional limitations secondary to visual, hearing, and mobility changes; financial inadequacy; and cognitive limitation related to memory use are identified as barriers that may inhibit this population from learning how to use the computer. Methods and techniques dealing with these barriers are presented. Finally, teaching strategies that may be implemented to facilitate the learning process among elderly population on computer use are discussed and elucidated.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hendrix, CC

Published Date

  • March 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 62 - 68

PubMed ID

  • 10740912

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10740912

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0736-8593

Language

  • eng