Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
Determining the Optimal Training Method for Older Adults Using GPS Technology
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Determining the Optimal Training Method for Older Adults Using GPS Technology
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515374. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6033
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515374. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6033
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This study explored the optimal training method for using GPS. Sixty older adults with no GPS experience were assigned to a video tutorial group, one-to-one training, or control. Results indicate that the one-to-one training significantly improved performance compared to the other conditions. Results are discussed in terms of being significant for the promotion of healthy aging, OT, and the importance of using hands-on training when teaching older adults to use technology.

Primary Author and Speaker: Michael Coleman

Additional Authors and Speakers: Anne Dickerson