Survey on the Use of Information and Communication Technology Tools in Educating Caregivers of Elderly People with Dementia —Analysis from Ichushi and PubMed

Abstract


This study aimed to clarify the use of computer simulations in educating caregivers of elderly people with dementia. Thesaurus words in articles indexed in Ichushi and PubMed were analyzed using commercially available “Trend Search” text-mining software developed by FUJITSU. The analysis maps relational words in the articles, with line size and distance between words showing the strength of the relation. For ethical purposes, articles were anonymized for analysis. The search was conducted using the query phrases “elderly people with dementia AND simulation”, and retrieved four articles from Ichushi (2007-2010) and 16 from PubMed (1992-2012). The search results revealed that little research has been done on this subject, and highlighted opportunities to further investigate the use of ICT tools in educating caregivers of elderly people with dementia.


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Yamamoto, M. , Adachi, N. , Maekawa, Y. , Nakashima, T. and Sakuraba, S. (2014) Survey on the Use of Information and Communication Technology Tools in Educating Caregivers of Elderly People with Dementia —Analysis from Ichushi and PubMed. Open Journal of Nursing, 4, 375-378. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2014.45043.

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References

[1] Fujitsu (2012) Trend Search. http://software.ssri.co.jp/fuji/ts_proinfo.html
[2] Medicus Shuppan, Publisher Co., Ltd. http://www.medica.co.jp/ds/series/eng/index.php

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