Sunday, 5 October 2014

Internet use by carers of people with dementia

Roger Watson, Editor

Internet use is increasing and a major reason for internet use is to seek health related information.  People seek information about their own health and about the people they are caring for and a study by Kim et al. (2014) titled: A secondary data analysis of Internet use in caregivers of persons with dementia and published in Nursing Open looks at internet use by carers of people with dementia.  In the words of the authors: 'Caregivers with poor health reported higher levels of caregiver stress appraised, which was associated with more Internet use for health-related purposes. It is required to develop effective Internet-based resources to meet the needs of highly stressed caregivers of persons with dementia.'

Reference

Kim H, Rose KM, Netemeyer RG, Merwin EI, Williams IC (2014) A secondary data analysis of Internet use in caregivers of persons with dementia Nursing Open doi:10.1002/nop2.2

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