Older patients asked to use mobile monitoring devices want clinicians to coach them, according to a new survey.
Four out of 10 Americans between the ages of 65 to 100 who are thinking about using a medical monitoring device said they would prefer that a clinician teach them how to use the technology, according to a recent survey. The poll also showed that 29% said they would like to receive training from friends or family.
The recently published Linkage Technology Survey, Age 65 to 100, relied on responses from 1,789 seniors, and revealed that 41% of respondents owned a PC and 61% owned a cell phone. However, adoption of other technologies lags behind with 33% indicating they have Internet access. Furthermore, only 3% said they own a smart phone, 3% said they own a tablet, and 8% said they have a laptop.