New Publication: Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Aging Communities (DIHAC) Study protocol has been published.
Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Aging Communities (DIHAC): A Cross-Cultural Study in Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. Study protocol has been published in open access International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Impact Factor 3.39.
With the policies of governments promoting digital inclusion, we learned that internet access has been increasingly secured. The gap remains in the usage of the internet and digital technology among older adults. To bring about healthy aging, it is necessary to empower the older person to be digitally inclusive. Hence, a cross-cultural explanatory study is worth exploring the models in Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Thailand and integrating the strength and uniqueness of different models. As a result, the findings of this research will strategize the empowerment of communities and individuals for co-creating digitally inclusive, healthy aging communities. Logics and methods from the DIHAC study protocol would be useful to replicate the study in many countries globally. Evidence from this study is expected to pave the way to digitally inclusive, healthy aging communities (DIHAC) across Japan and Asia. Read more….
Reference: Aung, M.N.; Koyanagi, Y.; Nagamine, Y.; Nam, E.W.; Mulati, N.; Kyaw, M.Y.; Moolphate, S.; Shirayama, Y.; Nonaka, K.; Field, M.; Cheung, P.; Yuasa, M. Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Aging Communities (DIHAC): A Cross-Cultural Study in Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 6976. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19126976
This article belongs to the Special Issue Healthy Ageing Communities .