Factors That Predict the Post-Discharge Use of Recommended Assistive TechnologyBy Wielandt, Trish; McKenna, Kryss; Tooth, Leigh; Strong, Jenny; Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2, pp. 29-40
Publication Date: January-June 2006
Study conducted to investigate the ability of client-, assistive technology (AT)- and intervention-related factors to predict the post-discharge use of rails and bathing, toileting and dressing AT, which had been recommended by an occupational therapist during hospitalization. Values found to predict AT use included participants’ perceptions of the characteristics of AT, the presence or absence of anxiety, and their ability to recall AT training. Other variables were also noted, including: (1) intended post-discharge use of AT, (2) negative perceptions about disability/illness, (3) perceived benefit of the AT, and (4) having a choice during the AT selection process. These findings suggest that occupational therapists need to ensure that AT is recommended using a client-centered approach.
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