Technology use and its association with health and depressive symptoms in older cancer survivors

Technology use and its association with health and depressive symptoms in older cancer survivors 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- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality of Life Research Springer Journals

Technology use and its association with health and depressive symptoms in older cancer survivors

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
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Medicine & Public Health; Quality of Life Research; Sociology, general; Public Health; Quality of Life Research
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0962-9343
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1573-2649
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10.1007/s11136-017-1734-y
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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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Quality of Life ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 11, 2017

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