Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Our team publishes an article on ways to improve the SPINACH website which aims to help seniors to remain independent at home

Older adults want to remain independent at home as long as possible. The SPINACH website has been developed to inform older people and their carers about how to achieve this. In this study, the authors explored ways to improve the website with 15 potential end-users, including 5 older people and 10 caregivers. The barriers to use of the website that were identified were related to navigation (eg, difficult navigation with a mobile phone), relevance (eg, there is no specific section for caregivers), realism (eg, some of the resources presented are private services and not affordable for all), comprehensibility (eg, the accents of some actors were difficult to understand) and accessibility (eg, the site is not suitable for a person with low digital literacy). The article also presents the study participants' suggestions for improving the website.

Link to the study here

By Sébastien Drouin, 22/07/2020