Mobile Phone as a Friend for Elderly in Various Health Aspects
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017

Mobile Phone as a Friend for Elderly in Various Health Aspects

Rajshree Chandrakar, Dr. A. R. Joglekar

Elderly people are the most vulnerable people as they prone to several physiological, psychological and social problem associated with disabilities and diseases. They feel helpless in various fields like conveyance, communication, security, purchasing food, contacting people, hospital etc. and faced various problems in our society which make their life unhealthy. Mobile is new, easy to operate, potable and faster effective technology, which make their life healthy and friendly. To examine the use of mobile phone by elderly for above health related evidences a study was conducted on 140 elderly residing in Durg, Bhilai province in which 70 male and 70 female were selected. A designed questionnaire was used to collect data. The obtained data were analyzed in percentage and finding shows that of all elderly people 80 % Male and 73 % used mobile day to day for various purposes, 70 % Male and 55 % Female for revealing information, 33 % male and 50 % female for sharing health related inquiries with their friends and children. Elderly considered that mobile is a supporting device for them and recommended for mHealth services for better, health monitoring and management of elderly.

Keywords: Elderly, Mobile, Health Aspects

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017

Pages: 1284 - 1286

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Rajshree Chandrakar, Dr. A. R. Joglekar, "Mobile Phone as a Friend for Elderly in Various Health Aspects", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=9011703, Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017, 1284 - 1286

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