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dc.contributor.authorZamir, Sen
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Cen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Aen
dc.contributor.authorJones, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-02T14:41:25Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/16837
dc.descriptionNo embargo required.en
dc.description.abstract

<jats:p>Video calls using software such as Skype, Zoom and FaceTime can improve socialisation among older people and family, however it is unknown if video calls are able to improve socialisation among older people and their peers. Twenty-two residents across three British care homes engaged with each other using ‘Skype quiz’ sessions with the support of staff once a month over an eight-month trial. Video calls were accessed via a ‘Skype on Wheels’ intervention that comprised a wheeled device that could hold an iPad, or through Skype TV. Residents met other residents from the three care homes to build new friendships and participate in a thirty-minute quiz session facilitated by eight staff. Staff were collaborators who recruited older people, implemented the intervention and provided feedback that was analysed using thematic analysis. Residents enjoyed being able to see other residents’ faces and surroundings. Analysis of the field notes revealed five themes of: residents with dementia remember faces not technology, inter and intra connectedness, re-gaining sense of self and purpose, situational loneliness overcome and organisational issues create barriers to long-term implementation. Inter-care home connection through video calls to reduce feelings of loneliness in residents seems acceptable and a feasible, low cost model, especially during times of public crisis such as COVID-19.</jats:p>

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dc.format.extent90 - 90en
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPI AGen
dc.titleIntergroup ‘Skype’ Quiz Sessions in Care Homes to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Peopleen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/2308-3417/5/4/90en
plymouth.issue4en
plymouth.volume5en
plymouth.journalGeriatricsen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/geriatrics5040090en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/Peninsula Medical School
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/School of Nursing and Midwifery
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
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dcterms.dateAccepted2020-11-09en
dc.rights.embargodate2021-02-04en
dc.identifier.eissn2308-3417en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/geriatrics5040090en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-11-11en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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