Electronic aids to daily living: be able to do what you want.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/139310
Title:
Electronic aids to daily living: be able to do what you want.
Authors:
Verdonck, Michèle Claire; Chard, Gill; Nolan, Maeve
Affiliation:
Occupational Therapy, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Ave, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland. great.sci@gmail.com
Citation:
Electronic aids to daily living: be able to do what you want. 2011, 6 (3):268-81 Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol
Journal:
Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/139310
DOI:
10.3109/17483107.2010.525291
PubMed ID:
20939677
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20939677
Abstract:
This study explores the experiences of Irish people with high cervical spinal cord injuries living with electronic aids to daily living (EADL) and the meaning attributed to such systems in the context of participation in everyday life.; Qualitative methodology using a phenomenological approach was used to explore the phenomenon of living with EADL. Data were collected using four focus groups of users and nonusers of EADL (n = 15). All participants had high cervical spinal cord injuries (C3-5). Groups were video recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using descriptive phenomenological analysis.; Findings revealed key elements of the meaning of living with EADL. Two key themes, time alone and changed relationships are described. These contribute to the super ordinate theme of autonomy. Findings suggest that participants perceived improvements in both anticipated and actual lived experiences with EADL. Themes are interrelated and together represent a summary of the experience of living with environmental controls. The themes described are similar to those found in other spinal injury studies relating to quality of life.; Findings highlight differences in life experiences for those with and without EADL and provides motivation to address this difference. Such insights are valuable for both users and providers of EADL.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adaptation, Psychological; Disability Evaluation; Electronics; Focus Groups; Humans; Ireland; Occupational Therapy; Personal Autonomy; Psychometrics; Qualitative Research; Quality of Life; Self-Help Devices; Social Participation; Spinal Cord Injuries; Stress, Psychological
ISSN:
1748-3115

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVerdonck, Michèle Claireen
dc.contributor.authorChard, Gillen
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Maeveen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-10T11:53:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-10T11:53:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationElectronic aids to daily living: be able to do what you want. 2011, 6 (3):268-81 Disabil Rehabil Assist Technolen
dc.identifier.issn1748-3115-
dc.identifier.pmid20939677-
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/17483107.2010.525291-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/139310-
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the experiences of Irish people with high cervical spinal cord injuries living with electronic aids to daily living (EADL) and the meaning attributed to such systems in the context of participation in everyday life.-
dc.description.abstractQualitative methodology using a phenomenological approach was used to explore the phenomenon of living with EADL. Data were collected using four focus groups of users and nonusers of EADL (n = 15). All participants had high cervical spinal cord injuries (C3-5). Groups were video recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using descriptive phenomenological analysis.-
dc.description.abstractFindings revealed key elements of the meaning of living with EADL. Two key themes, time alone and changed relationships are described. These contribute to the super ordinate theme of autonomy. Findings suggest that participants perceived improvements in both anticipated and actual lived experiences with EADL. Themes are interrelated and together represent a summary of the experience of living with environmental controls. The themes described are similar to those found in other spinal injury studies relating to quality of life.-
dc.description.abstractFindings highlight differences in life experiences for those with and without EADL and provides motivation to address this difference. Such insights are valuable for both users and providers of EADL.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20939677en
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshDisability Evaluation-
dc.subject.meshElectronics-
dc.subject.meshFocus Groups-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshOccupational Therapy-
dc.subject.meshPersonal Autonomy-
dc.subject.meshPsychometrics-
dc.subject.meshQualitative Research-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshSelf-Help Devices-
dc.subject.meshSocial Participation-
dc.subject.meshSpinal Cord Injuries-
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological-
dc.titleElectronic aids to daily living: be able to do what you want.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOccupational Therapy, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Ave, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland. great.sci@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalDisability and rehabilitation. Assistive technologyen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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