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Jordan Alpert and CJC Doctoral Student Present at the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health Conference

Jordan Alpert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, and CJC doctoral student Bhakti Sharma will present their research at the virtual 14th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health and AcademyHealth.

Bhakti Sharma
Jordan Alpert

Their paper, “Usability Testing of Smartwatches on Older Individuals to Identify Barriers for Long-Term Implementation,” examines the usability and acceptability of using the ROAMM (Real-time Online Assessment and Mobility Monitor) smartwatch application. Their aim was to identify motivations for wearing the watch and attitudes towards sharing data with healthcare providers.

ROAMM is an app for capturing sensor data, like activity patterns and geolocation, and patient-reported outcomes using the watch face for asking questions about ecological momentary assessments and health events. The average age of the study participants was 74 years old.

According to the authors, “Trialability discovered that exciting participants and adapting the watch’s functions to their lifestyle would heighten the implementation climate. Web-based instructional videos were developed that address common issues. This study contributes to the long-term goal of developing an implementation plan for adults 65+ to continuously use the watch and understand its health benefits.”

Posted: December 15, 2021
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