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Senior Citizens’ Views of Using Medical Technologies – Case Study in Central Europe

  • Petra Maresova
  • Jaroslav KacetlEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 448)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to specify the seniors’ attitudes towards modern technology as a tool for improving the quality of life in case of chronic disorders. The research is conducted in the Czech Republic. This study employs the analysis of both primary and secondary data. Primary data was collected through a questionnaire survey among senior citizens living in the Czech Republic. 170 questionnaires were distributed, 112 of which were returned and processed. The source of secondary data was the Czech Statistical Office. The case study done in the Czech Republic showed that local patients’ attitude to modern technologies is rather positive. 86% of respondents use personal computers and 32% wield smart phones. Patients tend to be hesitant only concerning the utilization of smart household appliances, which would be welcome by 44% of the respondents and only 26% of them agreed strongly.

Keywords

Senior citizen Medical technologies Survey Central Europe - Czech Republic 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This paper is published thanks to the support of the internal projects of University of Hradec Kralove. In addition, the authors thank Bohdana Kasparova for her help with the research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty Informatics and ManagementUniversity of Hradec KraloveHradec KraloveCzech Republic

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