The role of technology in supporting family caregivers

Sara J Czaja, Dolores Perdomo, Chin Chin Lee

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Abstract

In the United States and in many other countries, family members represent the primary source of support for older adults with a chronic disease or disability. While caregiving is associated with positive outcomes such as personal growth or the sense of helping someone in need, evidence has shown that caring for a relative/friend with an illness or disability causes distress in family caregivers and compromises their health and survival. Thus, there have been many intervention programs designed to aid family caregivers and many of these programs have proven beneficial in terms of alleviating caregiver burden and distress. Unfortunately, due to lack of awareness of the existence of these programs or logistic problems accessing these programs, many caregivers do not take advantage of or receive the benefits of evidenced-based interventions. This paper will discuss and demonstrate with examples from our research, how Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) can support family caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Design for Aging - 2nd International Conference, ITAP 2016 and Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages178-185
Number of pages8
Volume9754
ISBN (Print)9783319399423
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2016 and held as a part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 22 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9754
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2016 and held as a part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period7/17/167/22/16

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Keywords

  • Family caregiving
  • Information and communication technology
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Cite this

Czaja, S. J., Perdomo, D., & Lee, C. C. (2016). The role of technology in supporting family caregivers. In Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Design for Aging - 2nd International Conference, ITAP 2016 and Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9754, pp. 178-185). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9754). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39943-0_17