Viability of magazines for stimulating social interactions in nursing homes

Valentina Caforio, Marcos Baez, Fabio Casati

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Abstract

Social isolation and loneliness have a strong negative impact on health and happiness. The correlation is present at all ages, but the risk of loneliness and isolation is particularly high in later life and when transitioning to residential care settings, where keeping in touch with the family, making new friends and integrating with the community in a new social context can be very challenging. In this note we report on our preliminary studies on the opportunity and feasibility of using custom, printed magazines for increasing feelings of connectedness and promoting meaningful interactions in nursing homes. The content and layout for the magazine are generated in an automatic or semi-automatic way and emphasize aspects that could lead to discovering connections or starting conversations. Initial findings point to the potential for such a magazine and lead to content guidelines that we elaborate in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017 - 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsRegina Bernhaupt, Marco Winckler, Girish Dalvi, Anirudha Joshi, Devanuj K. Balkrishan, Jacki O'Neill
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages72-81
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319676869
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2017 - Mumbai, India
Duration: 25 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10515 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2017
CountryIndia
CityMumbai
Period25.9.1729.9.17

Keywords

  • Loneliness
  • Nursing homes
  • Older adults
  • Social interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Caforio, V., Baez, M., & Casati, F. (2017). Viability of magazines for stimulating social interactions in nursing homes. In R. Bernhaupt, M. Winckler, G. Dalvi, A. Joshi, D. K. Balkrishan, & J. O'Neill (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017 - 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings (pp. 72-81). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10515 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67687-6_6