Supporting effective sharing of health information among intergenerational family members

Jomara Binda, Chien Wen Yuan, Natalie Cope, Hyehyun Park, Eun Kyoung Choe, John Carroll

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Abstract

Family relationships are resources to foster healthy behaviors in family contexts. However, we have little understanding of ways to leverage intergenerational communication between elderly parents and adult children to improve family health and the roles technology plays in supporting this process. In this study, we examine how intergenerational family relationships and technology use influence health communication and collaboration among family members, from which we identify design opportunities to promote a culture of health within the family. We conducted 10 focus group interviews with independent living elderly parents (n = 12) and adult children (n = 25). We present different types of health information sharing and motivations to curate what health-related information to be shared.We also explore how family members deal with obstacles in health information sharing. Based on our findings, we suggest design implications to promote effective sharing, to support different types of sharing, and to enhance family sharing to build a culture of health within the family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages148-157
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364508
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2018
Event12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2018 - New York, United States
Duration: May 21 2018May 24 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period5/21/185/24/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Binda, J., Yuan, C. W., Cope, N., Park, H., Choe, E. K., & Carroll, J. (2018). Supporting effective sharing of health information among intergenerational family members. In Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2018 (pp. 148-157). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3240925.3240936