Qual Life Res (2018) 27:467–477 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1734-y Technology use and its association with health and depressive symptoms in older cancer survivors 1 2 1 Hee Yun Lee · Jeehoon Kim · Monica Sharratt Accepted: 1 November 2017 / Published online: 11 November 2017 © Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2017 Abstract potential barrier. Findings indicated that frequent use of Purpose Acknowledging the expanding influence of tech - communication technology was positively linked with men- nology in the promotion of health and wellness, this study tal and physical wellness. The nature of the relationships assessed the role of information and communication technol- between communication technology use and physical and ogy (ICT) use in the lives of older cancer survivors. mental health merits further research, helping to determine Methods A community sample of cancer survivors aged whether community-based educational efforts to improve 65 and older (N = 1411) was extracted from a 2011 U.S. technology access and skills may benefit the growing popu- National Health and Aging Trends Study dataset. Weighted lation of older cancer survivors. multiple regression and multinomial logistic regression anal- yses were performed to explore the relationships between Keywords Information and communication technology survey respondents’ ICT use and their self-rated health sta-
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