The University of Auckland will explore the use of the LifeCurve™ App on function and wellbeing for older people.
The AWESSoM (Ageing Well through Eating, Sleeping, Socialising and Mobility) study is focused on improving health and wellbeing for older people. Loss of independence is a key concern for older people. Older people are the fastest growing age group and living well means being independent and participating in family and whānau life. The study areas of oral and sleep health, socialisation and mobility can individually and collectively have an impact health and wellbeing.
The LifeCurve™ App slows disability through offering health and social programmes and resources directly to the person using the App. The study seeks to find out if independent use of the LifeCurve™ App makes a difference in maximising independence, social connection, quality of life, wellbeing and function for older people living in the community. Further, the partnerships with community and health care organisations formed in this study are to ensure that the programme is lasting.
Establishing if the LifeCurve™ App can detect change in function in individuals who use it independently and what impact, if any, social isolation, sleep and oral health may have on a person’s capacity to undertake activities of daily living will have wider implications for use in the health system.
The study will be conducted in Tauranga and Howick and recruit participants to engage with the research team over the course of twelve months.
If you would be interested to be part of this study, please complete the LifeCurve™ and if you are eligible you will receive an invite to express interest in being contacted by us.