Influencing Factors to Choose Smart Senior Care in China

This study explored Chinese adults’ preferred access models and service content of smart senior care, and factors affecting their willingness to choose among.

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This study examines Chinese older adults’ preferred access models and service content of smart senior care and the factors affecting their willingness to choose smart senior care. By analyzing data from 760 community-dwelling older adults from Xuzhou, China, the study finds that personal, family, health, and other factors influence Chinese older adults’ willingness to choose smart senior care.

The findings of this study can help in understanding the needs of Chinese senior citizens and further inform the development of senior care in China.

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The willingness and influencing factors to choose smart senior care among old adults in China

Abstract

Background

Population aging has become an escalating issue in China resulting in increasing healthcare demand. Smart senior care has the potential to help older adults live independently and relieve the pressure of healthcare including home-based care. This study aimed to explore Chinese older adults’ preferred access models and service content of smart senior care and factors affecting their willingness to choose smart senior care.

Methods

This was a cross-sectional study. A total of 760 community-dwelling older adults from Xuzhou, China were included in this study. Their demographics, family support, health status, smart senior care use, and willingness to choose smart senior care were collected. The Chi-square test was used for single factor analysis of each variable. The statistically significant variables were included in the logistics regression model to analyze factors influencing older adults’ willingness to choose smart senior care. The chi-square goodness of fit test was used to analyze the preferred content and access models of smart senior care; the Bonferroni method was used to correct the results.

Results

The finding indicated that participants’ age, number of children, frequency of children visiting parents, adequate senior care, self-reported health, chronic diseases, smartphone use, and attitude toward smart senior care were significantly associated with their willingness to choose the smart senior care (p0.005). Regarding service content, participants desired medical care service the most (p<0.005).

Conclusions

Chinese older adults willingness to choose smart senior care is affected by personal, family, health, and other factors. To develop China’s senior care, we should consider their demand and preference for smart senior care. It is important to enrich the content of smart senior care, especially on medical care services, and maintain the dynamic balance between supply and demand using a diverse supply approach.

Authors

Qiyuan Huang, Ying Li, Xiang Wu, Song Ge, Zhe Qu, Aming Wang, Xianping Tang

Journal

Published Date

2022-12-14

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-022-03691-3

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