The use of assistive technology in different age-groups of old people

Charlotte Löfqvist, Maria Haak, Björn Slaug

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The aim of this study is to explore the use and perceived unfilled need for assistive technology (AT) for everyday life in three age-groups during the ageing process. Data on use and perceived unfilled need for AT from three age-groups were used; the very old age-group; 81-90, n=314, the oldest old age-group; 85-94, n=154 and younger agegroup, 67-71. The results show that the proportion of users highly increased between the youngest age-group and the very old age-group. An increase of use was also seen between the very old and oldest old age-groups, however not so prominent. In most respects the perceived unfilled need followed the same pattern. The result of this study can contribute to increased effectiveness of the supply of AT.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Titel på värdpublikationAssistive Technology
Undertitel på värdpublikationFrom Research to Practice
RedaktörerPedro Encarnacao, Luis Azevedo, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Alan Newell, Niels-Erik Mathiassen
Sidor22-26
Antal sidor5
Volym33
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2013
Externt publiceradJa

Publikationsserier

NamnAssistive Technology Research Series
Volym33
ISSN (tryckt)1383-813X
ISSN (elektroniskt)1879-8071

Nationell ämneskategori

  • Gerontologi, medicinsk/hälsovetenskaplig inriktning (30502)

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