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dc.contributor.advisorBowes, Alison-
dc.contributor.advisorMcCabe, Louise-
dc.contributor.authorBerge, Mari S.-
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T10:49:00Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26094-
dc.description.abstractThis thesis reports from a telecare evaluation in a Norwegian municipality (2012-2016). The project was established to provide domestic results from a hitherto new field in the country to underpin future policy. This evaluation includes pre- and post-implementation data collection, which has been scarce in telecare. The methodological approach was realist evaluation that seeks to explore how telecare works, for whom, why and in which circumstances – or why it does not work. The research aimed to explore the hypothesis elicited from national policy documents: ‘If telecare is used, then people are enabled to remain safe in their own home for longer’. Various methods were used to gather data from multiple stakeholders as they have different knowledge about how the implementation developed. The methods in this evaluation included literature reviews, observations, and sequential interviews with users and relatives in addition to sequential focus groups with frontline staff. Realist evaluation was particularly suitable in demonstrating how and why telecare is useful to some users but not to others. Telecare had to match users’ abilities and needs for them to benefit from it. Telecare operates in a dynamic context, and therefore requires adjustment according to the user’s current situation, taking into account changes as they occur. This appears to have been often underestimated. Telecare holds a different position from other devices and technologies in people’s everyday life, which also needs to be acknowledged. Correct assessment is significant for users to obtain the intended effect from telecare. When telecare is correctly adjusted to users, it increases safety, which is essential for enabling older people to remain living at home. Several challenges in establishing telecare projects are identified and alternative ways to understand multi-disciplinary partnerships are suggested. By using realist evaluation the findings are nuanced and point to elements that are significant for achieving the intended outcomes.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen_GB
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dc.subjectTelecareen_GB
dc.subjectRealist evaluationen_GB
dc.subjectHealth care innovationen_GB
dc.subjectAmbient assistive livingen_GB
dc.subject.lcshTelecommunication in medicine Norwayen_GB
dc.subject.lcshPublic health Norwayen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMedical telematics Norwayen_GB
dc.titleChallenges and possibilities in telecare: Realist evaluation of a Norwegian telecare projecten_GB
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophyen_GB
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dc.contributor.funderNorwegian Regional Research Funds, West; Western Norway University of Applied Sciencesen_GB
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