Design and development of a mobile exercise application for home care aides and older adult medicaid home and community-based clients

Margaret K. Danilovich*, Laura Diaz, Gustavo Saberbein, William E. Healey, Gail Huber, Daniel M. Corcos

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Abstract

We describe a community-engaged approach with Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS), home care aide (HCA), client, and physical therapist stakeholders to develop a mobile application (app) exercise intervention through focus groups and interviews. Participants desired a short exercise program with modification capabilities, goal setting, and mechanisms to track progress. Concerns regarding participation were training needs and feasibility within usual care services. Technological preferences were for simple, easy-to-use, and engaging content. The app was piloted with HCA-client dyads (n = 5) to refine the intervention and evaluate content. Engaging stakeholders in intervention development provides valuable user-feedback on both desired exercise program contents and mobile technology preferences for HCBS recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-210
Number of pages15
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Volume36
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • home and community-based care
  • home care aides
  • mobile applications
  • older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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