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Pivotal Age Information Management:
This project began in 2017 and concluded in 2018 with the publication of results in scientific literature.
This study sought the opinions of organizing and productivity professionals about the challenges, barriers, and potential solutions to manage and organize personal health information, especially for baby boomers. Results will help identify best practices and potential training needs for organizing and productivity professionals. NAPO participated in the recruitment of respondents, and nineteen NAPO members participated in the data collection via a series of open-ended questions.
Dr. Cynthia LeRouge at the University of Washington investigated the organizational circumstances and needs of people in later middle-age, our current baby boomers. These are people born between 1946 and 1964 who have reached a pivotal age in their lives. The research focused on the special challenges this age group faces in organizing health, wealth, and legacy information due to circumstances such as downsizing, "keeper" mentality, and being "sandwiched" between parents and children. Two focus groups of NAPO members were conducted to provide insight regarding organizing the digital and tangible for this age group as a start to this promising research effort.
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