e-Health Interventions for Healthy Aging: A Systematic Review Protocol

Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Idrissa Beogo, Ronald Buyl

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Abstract

e-Health interventions could contribute to healthy aging (HA) but their effectiveness has not been synthesised. This study aims to systematically review the effectiveness of e-health interventions for supporting HA. We will perform standardized searches to identify experimental and quasi-experimental studies evaluating the effectiveness of e-health interventions for HA. Outcomes of interest are: wellbeing, quality of life, activities of daily living, leisure activities, knowledge, evaluation of care, social support, skill acquisition and healthy behaviours. We will also consider adverse effects such as social isolation, anxiety, and burden on informal caregivers. Two reviewers will independently assess studies for inclusion and extract data using a standardised tool. We will calculate effect sizes related to e-health interventions. If not possible, we will present the findings in a narrative form. This systematic review will provide unique knowledge on the effectiveness of e-health interventions for supporting HA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)954-955
Number of pages2
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume225
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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