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Internet use by older adults with bipolar disorder: international survey results

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, September 2018
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Title
Internet use by older adults with bipolar disorder: international survey results
Published in
International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40345-018-0127-7
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Rita Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Sergio Strejilevich, Jörn Conell, Martin Alda, Raffaella Ardau, Bernhard T. Baune, Michael Berk, Yuly Bersudsky, Amy Bilderbeck, Alberto Bocchetta, Angela M. Paredes Castro, Eric Y. W. Cheung, Caterina Chillotti, Sabine Choppin, Alessandro Cuomo, Maria Del Zompo, Rodrigo Dias, Seetal Dodd, Anne Duffy, Bruno Etain, Andrea Fagiolini, Miryam Fernández Hernandez, Julie Garnham, John Geddes, Jonas Gildebro, Michael J. Gitlin, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto, Guy M. Goodwin, Paul Grof, Hirohiko Harima, Stefanie Hassel, Chantal Henry, Diego Hidalgo-Mazzei, Anne Hvenegaard Lund, Vaisnvy Kapur, Girish Kunigiri, Beny Lafer, Erik R. Larsen, Ute Lewitzka, Rasmus W. Licht, Blazej Misiak, Patryk Piotrowski, Ângela Miranda-Scippa, Scott Monteith, Rodrigo Munoz, Takako Nakanotani, René E. Nielsen, Claire O’Donovan, Yasushi Okamura, Yamima Osher, Andreas Reif, Philipp Ritter, Janusz K. Rybakowski, Kemal Sagduyu, Brett Sawchuk, Elon Schwartz, Claire Slaney, Ahmad H. Sulaiman, Kirsi Suominen, Aleksandra Suwalska, Peter Tam, Yoshitaka Tatebayashi, Leonardo Tondo, Julia Veeh, Eduard Vieta, Maj Vinberg, Biju Viswanath, Mark Zetin, Peter C. Whybrow, Michael Bauer

Abstract

The world population is aging and the number of older adults with bipolar disorder is increasing. Digital technologies are viewed as a framework to improve care of older adults with bipolar disorder. This analysis quantifies Internet use by older adults with bipolar disorder as part of a larger survey project about information seeking. A paper-based survey about information seeking by patients with bipolar disorder was developed and translated into 12 languages. The survey was anonymous and completed between March 2014 and January 2016 by 1222 patients in 17 countries. All patients were diagnosed by a psychiatrist. General estimating equations were used to account for correlated data. Overall, 47% of older adults (age 60 years or older) used the Internet versus 87% of younger adults (less than 60 years). More education and having symptoms that interfered with regular activities increased the odds of using the Internet, while being age 60 years or older decreased the odds. Data from 187 older adults and 1021 younger adults were included in the analysis excluding missing values. Older adults with bipolar disorder use the Internet much less frequently than younger adults. Many older adults do not use the Internet, and technology tools are suitable for some but not all older adults. As more health services are only available online, and more digital tools are developed, there is concern about growing health disparities based on age. Mental health experts should participate in determining the appropriate role for digital tools for older adults with bipolar disorder.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Master 10 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Professor 4 5%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 23 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 19%
Social Sciences 8 10%
Psychology 8 10%
Engineering 6 7%
Computer Science 4 5%
Other 21 25%
Unknown 20 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 March 2019.
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#1,755,518
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