Exploring Older Adults' Engagement With Personal Data In Their Everyday Life

Study Overview

Do you keep track of anything in your daily life? 
In this study, we want to explore older adults' interests, intentions, and engagement in recording or keeping track of different types of personal information about their everyday life. This can be anything. For example, some people keep track of health and wellness related information such as water intake, food intake, calories, weights, step counts, walking distance, medication, or health conditions. Other people keep track of things they try to remember, such as memories, grocery lists, to-do lists, task procedures, meeting itinerary, oom meeting lists, etc. Still, others just want to record things happening in their life, such as mood, feelings, thoughts, recipes, menus. We would love to hear all the different things that you have experience keeping track of!!
Your participation could help researchers learn more about the different types of information older adults keep track of, and why and how they use that information in their lives.

Study Description

Study participation involves:
  • Taking photos using your phone of different types of things you keep a record of for one week
  • Send photos to the study team through email or text message
  • Complete one semi-structured interview (45 to 60 mins) by phone or video call (Zoom)
You will receive a $10 gift card for your participation.  
Please follow this link to provide your information: http://bit.ly/scr-survey 

  • IRB Number: 2008315684
  • Research Study Identifier: TX11197
  • Principal Investigator: Christina Chung

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