Design of an interactive digital nutritional education package for elderly people

Nazlena Mohamad Ali, Suzana Shahar, You Lee Kee, Azir Rezha Norizan, Shahrul Azman Mohd Noah

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Abstract

Designing a system for the elderly is crucial, as aging is associated with physiological changes that may impair perception, cognition and other social aspects; therefore, many aspects need consideration, especially in interface design. This study was conducted to develop a digital nutritional education package (WE Sihat) by following appropriate guidelines for elderly people to achieve better design interface and interaction. Touch-screen technology was used as a platform for user interaction. The nutritional content was based on previous nutrition studies and a lifestyle education package on healthy aging, which contains four modules. The questionnaires were distributed to 31 Malay subjects aged 60-76 years old, containing an evaluation about the overall content, graphics, design layout, colour, font size, audio/video, user-perceived satisfaction and acceptance levels. The findings showed positive feedback and acceptance. Most subjects agreed that the digital nutritional education package can increase their nutritional knowledge for a healthy lifestyle and is easy to use. The touch-screen technology was also well accepted by elderly people and can be used as a kiosk for disseminating nutrition education for healthy aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-229
Number of pages13
JournalInformatics for Health and Social Care
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Interactive system
  • Interface design
  • Nutrition education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine(all)

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Design of an interactive digital nutritional education package for elderly people. / Mohamad Ali, Nazlena; Shahar, Suzana; Kee, You Lee; Norizan, Azir Rezha; Mohd Noah, Shahrul Azman.

In: Informatics for Health and Social Care, Vol. 37, No. 4, 12.2012, p. 217-229.

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