Information and Consent

Digital Health Literacy for People Aged Sixty and Above: Investigating the Motivations, Challenges, and Experiences

If you are aged 60 years or over and living in the UK, I would like to know about your opinion and experiences of using (or not using) digital health resources to learn about your health and health-management.

This survey will take only about 10 minutes to complete.

In this research for my PhD, I aim to create a clear understanding of how people aged over 60 use digital resources to manage their health. These resources may include websites, blogs, online communities, mobile apps, wearable devices or any other resource that would help you gain health information by digital means. Please refer to my Open University student profile for more details: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/ph8255

By progressing to the next stage of this survey, you are giving us consent to collect the information you provide. The data being collected in this survey will be stored securely, and we only ask for your contact details if you wish to volunteer to be interviewed or take part in a usability study – otherwise, it is completely anonymous.

The project has been approved by The Open University's Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/2536/HARILAL) 

If you have any queries about the survey or if you would like to reach us on email, please contact Parvathy Harilal of The Open University, UK: parvathy.harilal@open.ac.uk

Thank you and regards,

Parvathy