A framework for modelling the selection of assistive technology devices (ATDs).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: The previously published 'Framework for the conceptual modelling of assistive technology device (ATD) outcomes' assumes antecedent factors that inform it and influence its component variables. This paper proposes a model of factors influencing consumer predispositions and provider practices related to procuring a particular ATD, which is the starting point in the framework. METHODS: The relevant literature on a variety of factors that influence specific ATD selection is summarized. RESULTS: The decision that a particular ATD is an appropriate and desirable support for an individual is the result of a process which is affected by a broader societal climate that determines, in part, unique personal climates which then foster unique provider and consumer perspectives predisposing each to the selection of a particular ATD. CONCLUSIONS: The proposed 'Framework for modelling the selection of ATDs' can contribute to clinical practice and outcomes research by highlighting factors important to consider prior to ATD selection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scherer, M; Jutai, J; Fuhrer, M; Demers, L; Deruyter, F

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 8

PubMed ID

  • 19263548

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1748-3107

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/17483100600845414


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England