Objective: The study aimed to analyze the impact of technology in the older adults after acute pandemic regarding to the development of digital confidence. Method: A sample of n. 56 healthy older adults (N = 22 female, N = 34 male) aged 64 to 86 years (M = 73.7, SD = 6.40) participated in observational study. The sample was distributed in two groups: (a) pre-COVID and (b) post-COVID. Psychological battery was applied: Mini-Mental State Examination, Cognitive Reserve Index Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory-II, Affinity for Technology Interaction Scale, and then Digital Mastery Questionnaire. Descriptive and (M)ANOVA statistical analyses have been applied. Results: Our results confirmed the increase in technology usage among elders, the higher use of smart devices and then more confident digital daily living; then, the improving of digital affinity for technology and higher adherence in seniors than older. In sex effect, men seemed developing higher digital confidence for digital experience, for access and use of financial online services than women. In the process of improvement by massive digital experience in daily living the cognitive reserve had relevant influence: elders with high level of cognitive reserve appeared to enhance own competence in digital mastery and affinity for technology. Conclusions: Our study highlighted the higher cognitive reserve being protective in older adults favoring the efficacy to the changing in daily living as well the develop of adaptive behaviors in order to achieve high Quality of Life.
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