La télésurveillance comme outil favorisant la participation sociale des personnes âgées à domicile

Garceau, Mathieu; Vincent, Claude; Robichaud, Line
March 2007
Canadian Journal on Aging;Spring2007, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p59
Academic Journal
Little is known as yet about the impact of telesurveillance services on social participation. To document the interaction between telesurveillance services and social participation of the elderly living at home, a study was conducted in the context of a government call center employing nurses. A focus group study was realized with elders (n = 4), caregivers (n = 6), healthcare system practitioners and industry employees (n = 7). A qualitative analysis was performed using the Disability Creation Process model and generally accepted criteria for evaluating telehealth interventions. The results showed, on the one hand, factors that facilitate the use of telesurveillance services (user's intellectual capabilities, acceptance of clinical settings, relevance of recommendations, cost of service, and accessibility) and, on the other, factors that reinforce such use (user behaviors; level of satisfaction; impact on informal caregiver; system's level of performance; technical features; and life-habit aspects such as personal transportation, sleep, housekeeping, personal care, interpersonal relationships, and recreational activities).


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