Translating Social Support Practices into Online Services for Family Caregivers

dc.contributor.authorTixier, Matthieu
dc.contributor.authorGaglio, Gérald
dc.contributor.authorLewkowicz, Myriam
dc.description.abstractThe aim of our ongoing research project is to design a platform for family caregivers to help them cope with the burden of daily caregiving. With a view to designing relevant information and communication services, we analyzed the social support practices observed among the members of a group of caregivers, whose spouses were suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Based on interviews and a field survey, we characterized this collective and identified the caregivers' latent and expressed needs. Our approach consists in linking these needs to naturally occurring situations in order to translate them into meaningful functionalities.en
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 2009 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work
dc.subjectsupport group
dc.subjecthealthcare network
dc.subjectsocial support
dc.subjectsemi-directive interviews
dc.subjectcaregivers' community
dc.titleTranslating Social Support Practices into Online Services for Family Caregiversen
gi.citation.publisherPlaceNew York, NY, USA
gi.conference.locationSanibel Island, Florida, USA