Human Factors Interventions for the Health Care of Older Adults


This book represents the culmination of discussions that took place at a Conference on Human Factors and Health Care Interventions for Older Adults. The relevance and contributions of the field of human factors to health care interventions is the unifying theme of this book. Initial chapters provide overviews of the field of human factors and the primary research methodologies of that field. Other chapters review the cognitive issues that must be considered in the context of the health care environment and the potential for exercises to improve such cognitive functions. The remaining chapters cover a range of cutting-edge topics including: care giving, telecommunication issues, design of medical devices, computer monitoring of patients, automated communication systems, computer interface issues in general, and the use of the World Wide Web as a source for health information. Written by experts in the field of aging or health care, this book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of aging, human factors, and health care.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Wendy A. Rogers
  • Arthur D. Fisk
  • Barry H. Beith
  • Anderson D. Smith
  • Constance Dean Quails
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2001


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