Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Boston, MA, USA, January 9–10, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Learning to Use Tablets After 65: Auto-regulative Effects of a Training Program

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_7,
        author={Eleonora Brivio and Fabiana Gatti and Carlo Galimberti},
        title={Learning to Use Tablets After 65: Auto-regulative Effects of a Training Program},
        proceedings={Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018,  Boston, MA, USA, January 9--10, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE},
        year={2018},
        month={10},
        keywords={Healthy aging Digital education Self-efficacy Satisfaction with life Self-esteem Cognitive abilities Elderly},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_7}
    }
    
  • Eleonora Brivio
    Fabiana Gatti
    Carlo Galimberti
    Year: 2018
    Learning to Use Tablets After 65: Auto-regulative Effects of a Training Program
    MINDCARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_7
Eleonora Brivio,*, Fabiana Gatti1,*, Carlo Galimberti1,*
  • 1: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
*Contact email: eleonora.brivio@unicatt.it, fabiana.gatti@unicatt.it, carlo.galimberti@unicatt.it

Abstract

Technology can play a part in the healthy aging process, helping people maintain their social life and remaining cognitively active. Individuals over 65 may have little or no knowledge on how to use technology, therefore they need to learn how to use it before being able to benefit from it. The aim of this paper is to test the efficacy of a digital education program in improving digital self-efficacy, self-esteem, and quality of perception of cognitive skills in older adults. Results show that digital self-efficacy significantly improves, while self-esteem and quality of life increase but not significantly after training. Perception of cognitive skills actually decreased or remain the same after the course.