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User experience and clinical effectiveness with two wearable global positioning system devices in home dementia care

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Title:User experience and clinical effectiveness with two wearable global positioning system devices in home dementia care
Creators Name:Megges, H. and Freiesleben, S.D. and Rösch, C. and Knoll, N. and Wessel, L. and Peters, O.
Abstract:INTRODUCTION: The user experience and clinical effectiveness with wearable global positioning system (GPS) devices for persons with dementia (PwDs) and caregivers (CGs) remain unclear although many are available. METHODS: Using a crossover design, 20 dyads tested two similar commercial GPS watches (products A and B) at home for 4 weeks each. Usability, product functions, design features and product satisfaction at home and the clinic were investigated. Caregiver burden and quality of life assessed clinical effectiveness. RESULTS: The final 17 dyads rated the usability, telephone function, overall design features, font, buttons, and battery life of B significantly better than A. PwDs rated the overall design features and buttons of A significantly better than CGs. Product satisfaction with both products was significantly lower at home. Clinical effectiveness was not found. DISCUSSION: User experience can be improved by optimizing specific product details. This might translate to clinical effectiveness. Social desirability bias may explain different product satisfaction ratings.
Keywords:Assistive Technology, Caregiving, Clinical Effectiveness, Dementia, GPS, Home Dementia Care, Locating Systems, Monitoring, Product Satisfaction, Tracking Systems, Usability, User Experience, Wandering, Wearables
Source:Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions
ISSN:2352-8737
Publisher:Elsevier (U.S.A.)
Volume:4
Page Range:636-644
Date:9 November 2018
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trci.2018.10.002
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