A new method to assess perceived well-being among elderly people - A follow-up study

Jori Reijula*, Toni Rosendahl, Kari Reijula, Paula Roilas, Heikki Roilas, Raimo Sepponen

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    Abstract

    This is a follow-up study to a previous experiment that evaluated the feasibility of a simple monitoring device, Con-Dis, in assessing perceived well-being (PWB) among elderly people. Additionally, in the present study Con-Dis was used at the same time as blood pressure and heart rate monitors and pedometers to see the possible correlation between PWB, blood pressure, heart rate, and time spent on outdoor activity. The Con-Dis device proved technically functional, feasible, and informative throughout the four-week follow-up test period among elderly test subjects. In addition, PWB (measured by Con-Dis) appeared to correlate with mood, QoL, and time spent on outdoor activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)130-145
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems
    Volume3
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Care home for the elderly
    • Con-Dis
    • Electronic device
    • Monitoring system
    • Perceived well-being

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