Attitudes Towards Rehabilitation Needs and Support from Assistive Technology and the Social Environment Among Elderly People With DisabilityBy Lilja, M.; Bergh, A.; Johansson, L.; Nygard, L.; Occupational Therapy International, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 75-93
Publication Date: 2003
Study conducted to survey the attitudes of elderly people with disabilities who were living at home regarding their support from assistive technology (AT) and their social environments. These attitudes were compared with their needs as identified by an occupational therapist, and in relation to their perceptions of social engagement, loneliness, and overall contentment with life. A total of 102 people were interviewed using a standardized procedure, while 53 people ultimately participated in the study. The results indicated that attitudes among the participants towards social and occupational engagement and change have a greater influence on their rehabilitation status than their disability. Implications for future research are discussed.
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