How is a QiGong Exercise and Mood App Experienced and Used by Older Adults Living in the Community?

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How is a QiGong Exercise and Mood App Experienced and Used by Older Adults Living in the Community?

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Title: How is a QiGong Exercise and Mood App Experienced and Used by Older Adults Living in the Community?
Author: McMillan, Colleen; Tin, Tony
Abstract: The goal of this qualitative study was to understand the utility and usability of the app among a larger community sample of older adults living independently. Two smaller pilot studies were conducted in 2013 with samples of adults aged 55 and older living in Kitchener and Toronto. Feedback collected from the participants through SurveyMonkey spoke to the ease of the app, the mood tracker, and the ability to exercise “anywhere, anytime.” The later was a key finding as 68% stated they did not belong to an organized exercise program nor were interested in joining one. Suggestions to the app included incorporating a mechanism that would avoid the fixed sequence of the QiGong videos, so that user could stop and start any of the exercise videos o ered by the app. The provision of funds from the Emerging Scholar Mentorship Grant allowed us to make this revision to the app making this a second generation product. Funds also allowed us to recruit a wider audience of participants in which to administer the QiGong Wellness and Exercise App.
URI: http://rspace.uwaterloo.ca/xmlui/handle/20.500.11895/352
Date: 2017-07-24


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