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Impact of the Use of the Internet on Quality of Life in Older Adults: review of literature

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Impact of the Use of the Internet on Quality of Life in Older Adults : review of literature. / Aggarwal, Bhumika ; Xiong, Qian; Schröder-Butterfill, Elisabeth .

In: Primary Health Care Research and Development, Vol. 21, e55, 02.12.2020.

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Aggarwal, B, Xiong, Q & Schröder-Butterfill, E 2020, 'Impact of the Use of the Internet on Quality of Life in Older Adults: review of literature', Primary Health Care Research and Development, vol. 21, e55. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423620000584

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Aggarwal, B., Xiong, Q., & Schröder-Butterfill, E. (2020). Impact of the Use of the Internet on Quality of Life in Older Adults: review of literature. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 21, [e55]. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423620000584

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Aggarwal B, Xiong Q, Schröder-Butterfill E. Impact of the Use of the Internet on Quality of Life in Older Adults: review of literature. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 2020 Dec 2;21. e55. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423620000584

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Aggarwal, Bhumika ; Xiong, Qian ; Schröder-Butterfill, Elisabeth . / Impact of the Use of the Internet on Quality of Life in Older Adults : review of literature. In: Primary Health Care Research and Development. 2020 ; Vol. 21.

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abstract = "Aim:Given the paucity of data on the use of internet and quality of life (QoL), this literature review aimed to identify the motivations and barriers for internet use and the impact on QoL on older adults using the internet.Background:Even though older adults are increasingly using information technology, the numbers remain quite small globally. Currently published research primarily focuses on the various ways and methods of information technology use by older adults and the factors influencing use rather than on the impact of information technology on QoL of older adults.Methods:The studies included in this literature review were searched in three databases: WEB of Science, GoogleScholar and PubMed. English language articles were searched using the terms {\textquoteleft}older{\textquoteright}, {\textquoteleft}elderly{\textquoteright}, {\textquoteleft}senior{\textquoteright}, {\textquoteleft}well-being{\textquoteright}, {\textquoteleft}life satisfaction{\textquoteright}, {\textquoteleft}quality of life{\textquoteright}, {\textquoteleft}internet{\textquoteright} and “computer”.Findings:The review demonstrated the association of internet use on QoL in older adults. The majority of the studies substantiate the advantages of internet use by older adults including the ability to communicate with family and friends, maintain a wide social network, have access to information and participate in online leisure activities. There are some studies, though less in number, which did not find a relationship between well-being and use of internet by older adults. The policy implications of this review advocate a multidimensional strategy to support internet use by the older people incorporating internet training and education, financial issues, technical support and access needs to be developed.",
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