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Reijula J.,Aalto University | Rosendahl T.,Finnish Institute of Occupational Health | Reijula K.,Finnish Institute of Occupational Health | Reijula K.,University of Tampere | And 3 more authors.
International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems | Year: 2010

A simple but dependable electronic device, Con-Dis, has been developed to gain reliable information on elderly persons' perceptions of their well-being. The device has been tested and proven to be technically functional and dependable. It was tested in two care homes for the elderly and two private homes to evaluate whether it provided reliable information about the service quality. This report illustrates the practical usage of the device and shows its efficiency in gathering reliable service quality information from the focus group. The results suggest that Con-Dis is suitable for measuring the perceived service quality and seems to reduce the risk of too-positive evaluations. Source


Reijula J.,Aalto University | Rosendahl T.,Finnish Institute of Occupational Health | Reijula K.,Finnish Institute of Occupational Health | Reijula K.,University of Tampere | And 3 more authors.
International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems | Year: 2010

This is a follow-up study to a previous experiment that evaluated the feasibility of a simple monitoring device, Con-Dis, in assessing perceived well-being (PWB) among elderly people. Additionally, in the present study Con-Dis was used at the same time as blood pressure and heart rate monitors and pedometers to see the possible correlation between PWB, blood pressure, heart rate, and time spent on outdoor activity. The Con-Dis device proved technically functional, feasible, and informative throughout the four-week follow-up test period among elderly test subjects. In addition, PWB (measured by Con-Dis) appeared to correlate with mood, QoL, and time spent on outdoor activity. Source

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