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Table 1 Characteristics of included papers (n = 14)

From: Barriers and facilitators to the use of e-health by older adults: a scoping review

Author & Year Study design Focus Population (n, mean age) Recruitment country Technology
Bhattarai et al. (2020) Qualitative interviews App for pain self-management of arthritic pain 65+ years with arthritic pain (16, 73) Australia Smart phone
Bujnowska-Fedak & Pirogowicz (2014) Quantitative survey How to support elderly Polish people to access e-Health (preferences and attitudes) 60–90 years, supporters, and non-supporters of e-health (286, 74) Poland Any device with internet access
Cajita et al. (2018) Qualitative interviews Mobile health adoption in older adults with heart failure 66–83 years with heart failure (10, not reported) USA Smart phone
Coley et al. (2019) Mixed methods Prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes 65+ years with cardiovascular or diabetes risk factors (341, 68.7) Finland, France & Netherlands PC
Currie et al. (2015) Qualitative interviews Attitudes and acceptance of eHealth technologies by older rural people with chronic pain 60–74 years, rurally located people with chronic pain (4, not reported) Scotland PC, laptop, or tablet
de Veer et al. (2015) Quantitative survey Intention to use e-health 60–77 years (1014, not reported) Netherlands PC
Mishuris et al. (2014) Qualitative interviews Barriers to patient portal access - veteran specific 50–100 years, veterans (17, 61) USA PC or laptop
Nymberg et al. (2019) Qualitative interviews Beliefs, attitudes, experiences, and expectations of IT interventions for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases 65–80 years with at least one chronic disease (15, 73) Sweden Any devise with internet access
Park et al. (2020) Qualitative interviews Perceptions and experiences of IT medication adherence Range unknown, Veterans and non-veterans with history of coronary heart disease (28, 67) USA Smart phone
Pywell et al. (2020) Qualitative interviews Barriers to older adults’ uptake of mobile-based mental health interventions 53–77 years with low mood (10, 68) England Smart phone
Rasche et al. (2018) Mixed methods Barriers to using health apps 61–82 years, general population (95, 67) Germany Smart phones and tablet
Still et al. (2018) Qualitative interviews Experience of African-Americans’ using an app to manage hypertension 62–91 years with hypertension (21, 72) USA Smart phone
Van Middelaar et al. (2018) Qualitative interviews HATICE (Healthy ageing through internet counselling) 65–84 years with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (20, 71) Netherlands PC
Zibrik et al. (2015) Mixed methods Immigrant Chinese & Punjabi seniors’ barriers and facilitators to e-health 60–79 years. Punjabi, and Chinese immigrants (55, not reported) Canada PC
  1. Note. PC = personal computer