Journal article

Internet use by older adults with bipolar disorder: international survey results

Rita Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Sergio Strejilevich, Joern Conell, Martin Alda, Raffaella Ardau, Bernhard T Baune, Michael Berk, Yuly Bersudsky, Amy Bilderbeck, Alberto Bocchetta, Angela M Paredes Castro, Eric YW Cheung, Caterina Chillotti, Sabine Choppin, Alessandro Cuomo, Maria Del Zompo, Rodrigo Dias, Seetal Dodd, Anne Duffy Show all

International Journal of Bipolar Disorders | SPRINGEROPEN | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The world population is aging and the number of older adults with bipolar disorder is increasing. Digital technologies are viewed as a framework to improve care of older adults with bipolar disorder. This analysis quantifies Internet use by older adults with bipolar disorder as part of a larger survey project about information seeking. METHODS: A paper-based survey about information seeking by patients with bipolar disorder was developed and translated into 12 languages. The survey was anonymous and completed between March 2014 and January 2016 by 1222 patients in 17 countries. All patients were diagnosed by a psychiatrist. General estimating equations were used to account for co..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge support by the Open Access Publication Funds of the SLUB/TU Dresden (Grant No. IN-1502335).