mHealth for the Elderly
Oleg Zaslavsky, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Improved diet is instrumental for sustaining functional independence in older persons with frailty.
Although behavioral strategies exist to support healthful dietary choices, contemporary mobile health applications have tremendous potential to facilitate dietary self-management interventions.
To date, few of mobile health approaches were developed for and engaged vulnerable older adults. This award will extend Dr. Zaslavsky training in patient-oriented intervention research, meeting NIA programmatic priorities to promote use of technologies in self-management in older and vulnerable population.
Funded by: the National Institute on Aging