Feasibility of mobile mental wellness training for older adults

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Heidi Similä, Mika Immonen, Jaana Toska-Tervola, Heidi Enwald, Niina Keranen, Maarit Kangas, Timo Jämsä, Raija Korpelainen
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Geriatric Nursing
Journal acronym: GERIATR NURS
Volume number: 39
Issue number: 5
Start page: 499
End page: 505
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 0197-4572


Mobile technology has been increasingly adopted in promotion of mental health among older people. This study assessed the feasibility of a mobile mental wellness training application for individual use and for group work from the perspectives of older adults and social care professionals. The older individuals recruited for the study were participants in a Circle of Friends group and family caregivers' peer support group offered by the communal senior services. The qualitative and quantitative results of interviews, questionnaires, observation, and application usage were reported. Seven older adults started using the application independently at home in parallel with the group activity. This study revealed new information regarding the barriers to the older adults' full adoption of such mobile technologies. The results indicated that there may be potential in the incorporation of mobile technologies in promotion of mental health of older people at group settings. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Acceptance and commitment therapy, Depression, Group intervention, mHealth, older adults

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