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Medical News & Perspectives
April 28, 1999

Cyberinformation for Seniors

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JAMA. 1999;281(16):1474-1477. doi:10.1001/jama.281.16.1474-JMN0428-2-1

Bethesda, Md—Increasingly, health information is disseminated on the World Wide Web. But the audience that needs it most—elderly people—has been largely neglected by computer and software manufacturers.

Insufficient attention has been paid to their needs, said Sara J. Czaja, PhD, of the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida, director of the Miami Center on Human Factors and Aging Research. Czaja spoke at a conference, "Older Adults, Health Information, and the World Wide Web," held at the National Institutes of Health. The meeting was sponsored by the nonprofit foundation Setting Priorities for Retirement Years (SPRY), based in Washington, DC, and the Gerontology Center at the University of Georgia in Athens.

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