New research looks at knowledge translation with older adults.
A newly published study, by MIRA members Cynthia Lokker and Rebecca Ganann, sheds light on how researchers can effectively share health information with older adults as well as their families, friends and other caregivers. In this study, older adults designed scenarios and older adult personas (descriptions of fictional people), where the personas would be seeking health information. Researchers analyzed the scenarios and personas designed by older adults, identifying two main themes for providing older adults with health information:
- Connecting to information via other people (e.g., healthcare professionals, librarians and family members) and personal venues (e.g., clinics, pharmacies, and community gatherings)
- Health information delivery formats, (e.g., printed versions of online resources).
Read the full article in BMC Geriatrics.