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Publication . Conference object . Article . 2019

Achieving Adherence in Home-Based Rehabilitation with Novel Human Machine Interactions that Stimulate Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Dimitrios Gatsios; Eleni I. Georga; Konstantina K. Kourou; Dimitrios I. Fotiadis; Dimitrios Kikidis; Athanasios Bibas; Christos Nikitas; +4 Authors
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Abstract

Balance disorders are expressed with main symptoms of vertigo, dizziness instability and disorientation. Most of them are caused by inner ear pathologies, but neurological, medical and psychological factors are also responsible. Balance disorders overwhelmingly affect daily activities and cause psychological and emotional hardship. They are also the main cause of falls which are a global epidemic. Home based balance rehabilitation is an effective approach for alleviating symptoms and for improving balance and self-confidence. However, the adherence in such programs is usually low with lack of motivation and disease related issues being the most influential factors. Holobalance adopts the Capability, Opportunity and Motivation (COM) and Behaviour (B) model to identify the sources of the behaviour that should be targeted for intervention and proposes specific Information Technology components that provide the identified interventions to the users in order to achieve the target behavioural change, which in this case is adherence to home base rehabilitation

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Rehabilitation medicine.medical_treatment medicine Activities of daily living Intervention (counseling) Disease Specific-information Balance (ability) Computer science Psychological intervention Gerontology Affect (psychology)

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EC| HOLOBALANCE
Project
HOLOBALANCE
HOLOgrams for personalised virtual coaching and motivation in an ageing population with BALANCE disorders
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 769574
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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EC| HOLOBALANCE
Project
HOLOBALANCE
HOLOgrams for personalised virtual coaching and motivation in an ageing population with BALANCE disorders
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 769574
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Validated by funder
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