Umeå University's logo

umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Ageing in the right place—usability of a web-based housing counselling service
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4363-6119
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7456-2039
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6670-7952
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden;Health and Social Care Administration, Östersund Municipality, Östersund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1087-8656
2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 31, no 1, article id 2294777Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Residential reasoning is a complex process that includes decisions on whether to age in place or to relocate. Ageing in the Right Place (ARP), a web-based housing counselling service was created to support older adults in this process. The study’s aim was to evaluate the usability of the ARP as regards content, design, specific functions, and self-administration as a mode of delivery and to lay the ground for further optimisation.

Material and method: Nine women and five men (aged 66–82) completed a series of tasks using the ARP. Qualitative and quantitative usability data were collected through online interviews. Data were analysed using qualitative content analysis and descriptive statistics.

Results: Experiences of the specific functions, content, and design of the ARP were described as mainly positive. Additions to the content and optimisation to assist in the general navigation of the website were suggested. The participants disagreed regarding the preferred mode of delivery, which indicates a need for selectable options. A system usability scale median score of 84 indicated acceptable usability.

Conclusion: The ARP seems to have acceptable usability, which paves the way for further evaluation.

Significance: By enabling residential reasoning, older adults are supported to make proactive choices based on informed decisions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023. Vol. 31, no 1, article id 2294777
Keywords [en]
Aged, healthy ageing, home environment, occupational therapy, residential reasoning, user-centred design, web-based intervention
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223209DOI: 10.1080/11038128.2023.2294777ISI: 001132277900001PubMedID: 38151044Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85181202803OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-223209DiVA, id: diva2:1850975
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-00996Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2019-01104Available from: 2024-04-11 Created: 2024-04-11 Last updated: 2024-04-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2902 kB)25 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 2902 kBChecksum SHA-512
75c7d4d2eea99297ace3a8f57cfb58199bfc870ac9b460dc4d278ea3422f8f577822b3121ddb9290b9ea9e01e5cca39dfe6652de5b0663c6ea2f17c4be8fcdb9
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records

Zingmark, Magnus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nordeström, FridaGranbom, MarianneIwarsson, SusanneZingmark, Magnus
In the same journal
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 25 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 147 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf