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Table 6 Factors influencing the use of e-health and m-health tools for health promotion and primary prevention among older adults

From: The use of e-health and m-health tools in health promotion and primary prevention among older adults: a systematic literature review

Classification category Sub categories N (%) Reference index in Additional file 2
Facilitating factors Motivation/support/feedback 12 (35.3) 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 18, 21, 29, 30, 34, 39, 43
Self-regulation/goal setting 4 (11.8) 9, 17, 18, 36
Information (progress, usefulness, awareness) 2 (5.9) 1, 31
Reward (financial, noticed physical change) 3 (8.8) 4, 6, 39
Usability 3 (8.8) 1, 7, 26
Accessibility (language, form – online or print) 2 (5.9) 5, 9
Remote help at home (no travel distance) 8 (23.5) 13, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 39
Barriers to use Personal choice lack of time/priority/cost 6 (20) 2, 3, 17, 23, 24, 34
Lack of adherence or motivation/support 8 (26.7) 3, 4, 12, 17, 24, 34, 42, 44
Unclear device or information/wrong interpretation/lack of guidance 3 (10) 1, 7, 38
Barriers related with technology/device 4 (13.3) 1, 3, 26, 45
Socio demographical barriers (age, educational level, skills with electronic device) 6 (20) 2, 5, 15, 17, 38, 45
Lack or resource for telecare 1 (3.3) 31
Policy/reimbursement changes required 2 (6.7) 28, 29
  1. The sum of N per category can exceed 45 as papers can be classified in multiple sub-categories