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Toward a taxonomy of assistive technology device outcomes.

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Jutai, JW; Fuhrer, MJ; Demers, L; Scherer, MJ; DeRuyter, F
Published in: Am J Phys Med Rehabil
April 2005

The advancement of assistive technology device (ATD) outcomes research requires a substantive taxonomy for ATD outcomes. This article describes the assumptions and principles that should underlie such a taxonomy. It advocates for an approach to classifying outcomes that would promote consistency in how ATDs are distinguished, based on their intended effect on the user. The approach is designed to accommodate the widest variety of ATD applications, reflecting combinations of user population, ATD type, service, and context for use. In essence, the provisional taxonomy proposes that ATD outcomes can be effectively operationalized from three vantages--effectiveness, social significance, and subjective well-being. It emphasizes a distinction between the proximal effect of ATDs and the more distal outcomes associated with their use. Because it promotes consistency in the language used for categorizing outcomes, the taxonomic approach should facilitate the development of ATD-specific causal models. The utility of a taxonomy in ATD outcomes research is discussed.

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Published In

Am J Phys Med Rehabil

DOI

ISSN

0894-9115

Publication Date

April 2005

Volume

84

Issue

4

Start / End Page

294 / 302

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
  • Self-Help Devices
  • Rehabilitation
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Humans
  • Disabled Persons
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences
 

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Jutai, J. W., Fuhrer, M. J., Demers, L., Scherer, M. J., & DeRuyter, F. (2005). Toward a taxonomy of assistive technology device outcomes. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 84(4), 294–302. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.phm.0000157313.88732.dc
Jutai, Jeffrey W., Marcus J. Fuhrer, Louise Demers, Marcia J. Scherer, and Frank DeRuyter. “Toward a taxonomy of assistive technology device outcomes.Am J Phys Med Rehabil 84, no. 4 (April 2005): 294–302. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.phm.0000157313.88732.dc.
Jutai JW, Fuhrer MJ, Demers L, Scherer MJ, DeRuyter F. Toward a taxonomy of assistive technology device outcomes. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Apr;84(4):294–302.
Jutai, Jeffrey W., et al. “Toward a taxonomy of assistive technology device outcomes.Am J Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 84, no. 4, Apr. 2005, pp. 294–302. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/01.phm.0000157313.88732.dc.
Jutai JW, Fuhrer MJ, Demers L, Scherer MJ, DeRuyter F. Toward a taxonomy of assistive technology device outcomes. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Apr;84(4):294–302.

Published In

Am J Phys Med Rehabil

DOI

ISSN

0894-9115

Publication Date

April 2005

Volume

84

Issue

4

Start / End Page

294 / 302

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
  • Self-Help Devices
  • Rehabilitation
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Humans
  • Disabled Persons
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences