Information and Communication Technologies, eHealth and Homelessness: A bibliometric review

Fran Calvo, Xavier Carbonell, Sarah Johnsen

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Abstract / Description of output

A bibliometric review was conducted to assess the available scientific knowledge regarding the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (IEH) and reflect on the existing evidence that ICT use has on their health. A total of 50 published articles were selected after a process of systematic review from five databases containing record of publications up until 2016. All the studies were published in English, half of the works were published in the last three years and 48% of them included the description of ICT use as an objective. Despite the fact that experimental studies were rare, and sample sizes typically small, it was concluded that the studies analyzing the effect of ICT on health display benefits. Indeed, the use of such technology offers promising opportunities to explore new ways of intervention in prevention, harm reduction and health treatment of IEH.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCogent Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • ICT
  • Internet
  • e-Health
  • homeless person
  • homelessness
  • social network sites


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