Elderly and the Use of New Technologies as a Communication Support

Monday, 9 November 2015

Ana Patricia Salas-García, RN
Nursing school, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila Facultad de Enfermería Dr. Santiago Valdes Galindo, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
Martha Alicia Magallanes Monrreal, RN
Nursing School, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
Jose Gonzalez Tovar, PhD
Psychology faculty, Coahuila University, Saltillo,, Mexico
María Magdalena Delabra Salinas, RN
School of Nursing, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coah, Mexico

In today's society the New Technologies of Information and Communication (NTICs ) , impact on Nearly All Tasks Everyday Population . NTICs provide the ability to understand How does new High Technology works and how it can be used . The NTICs support the independent life for older adults to facilitate the interaction of users through the Use of spoken language, writing and computational vision including bodily gestures. Elderly who gain the knowledge and skills of New Technologies on Daily Life Have Another Alternative to communicate, interact with relatives or friends, establish and expand networks of social support and thus promote their self-esteem. Using Internet provides speed Communication for all network computers arrival , the People Have the Opportunity to Be Always Available Anywhere and any Moment . Elderly Digital Literacy includes Knowledge of Computer Hardware , Software , Internet use , cell phones , personal digital assistant ( PDA ) and Other Digital Devices.
Objectives: To evaluate and promote the potential of older adults, facilitate learning and inclusion of NTICs. To identify the ederly NTICs use , implement an intervention that contemplates enabling the NTICs Elderly use.
Methods: A quasi- experimental Quantitative descriptive correlational study. Sampling Convenience by older adults attending a consultation at "Centro de Salud Girasol" in Saltillo, Coahuila.
Results: Results will be measured by Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 21 (SPSS) , Charts will be used for sociodemographic variables , and Pearson correlation coefficient to establish the relationship between the variables of study .