The use of a wearable camera to explore daily functioning of older adults living with persistent pain: Methodological reflections and recommendations

Wilson, Gemma and Jones, Derek and Schofield, Patricia and Martin, Denis J. (2018) The use of a wearable camera to explore daily functioning of older adults living with persistent pain: Methodological reflections and recommendations. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, 5. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2055-6683

[img]
Preview
Text
Published Version
Available under the following license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (488kB) | Preview
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/2055668318765411

Abstract

Background: Persistent pain is prevalent within the ageing population and impacts daily functioning. Measuring daily functioning using conventional measures is problematic and novel technologies offer an alternative way of observing these behaviours. Methods: This study aimed to consider the use of a wearable camera as a method of exploring a range of day-to-day patterns of functioning of older adults living with persistent pain. This study followed a mixed methods design. A purposive sample of 13 older adults (65±) with persistent pain (pain >3 months) took part in this study. Two younger adults (<65) with persistent pain and two older adults with no pain also participated. Individuals used a wearable camera (Microsoft SenseCam) for seven days Results: The wearable camera recorded the frequency of body position, movement, and activities of daily living. The wearable camera also presented contextual data of location, social interactions, use of assistive devices, and behavioural adaptations and was used to inform other methods of data collection. Conclusions: The wearable camera allowed insight into patterns and experiences of daily functioning that would not have otherwise been captured. However, not all aspects of functioning were recorded using the wearable camera, including the relationship between functioning and persistent pain.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Activities of Daily Living, Ageing, Older Adult, Persistent Pain, SenseCam, Wearable camera
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
Depositing User: Prof Pat Schofield
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 13:39
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2018 14:36
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702936

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item