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Achieving adherence in home-based rehabilitation with novel human machine interactions that stimulate community-dwelling older adults

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Dimitrios Gatsios, Eleni I. Georga, Konstantina K. Kourou, Dimitrios I. Fotiadis, Matthew Liston, Marousa Pavlou, Dimitrios Kikidis, Athanasios Bibas, Christos Nikitas, Doris Eva Bamiou, Sergi Costafreda

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages616-619
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362320
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2019
Event12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2019 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 5 Jun 20197 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2019
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period5/06/20197/06/2019

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Abstract

Balance disorders are expressed with main symptoms of vertigo, dizziness instability and disorientation. Most of them are caused by inner ear pathologies, but neurological, medical and psychological factors are also responsible. Balance disorders overwhelmingly affect daily activities and cause psychological and emotional hardship. They are also the main cause of falls which are a global epidemic. Home based balance rehabilitation is an effective approach for alleviating symptoms and for improving balance and self-confidence. However, the adherence in such programs is usually low with lack of motivation and disease related issues being the most influential factors. Holobalance adopts the Capability, Opportunity and Motivation (COM) and Behaviour (B) model to identify the sources of the behaviour that should be targeted for intervention and proposes specific Information Technology components that provide the identified interventions to the users in order to achieve the target behavioural change, which in this case is adherence to home base rehabilitation.

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