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

Löfqvist, Charlotte LU ; Haak, Maria LU and Slaug, Björn LU (2013) 12th biennial European conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, 2013 In Assistive Technology Research Series Volume 33. Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice. p.22-26
Abstract
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.
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ADL, Ageing, Ageing process, Assistive devices, Disability, Technology
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Assistive Technology Research Series
editor
Encarnação, P.; Azevedo, L.; Gelderblom, G. J.; Newell, A. and Mathiassen, N-E.
volume
Volume 33. Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice
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22 - 26
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12th biennial European conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, 2013
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978-1-61499-303-2
978-1-61499-304-9
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10.3233/978-1-61499-304-9-22
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English
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  author       = {Löfqvist, Charlotte and Haak, Maria and Slaug, Björn},
  editor       = {Encarnação, P. and Azevedo, L. and Gelderblom, G. J. and Newell, A. and Mathiassen, N-E.},
  isbn         = {978-1-61499-303-2},
  keyword      = {ADL,Ageing,Ageing process,Assistive devices,Disability,Technology},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {22--26},
  series       = {Assistive Technology Research Series},
  title        = {The use of assistive technology in different age-groups of old people},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-304-9-22},
  volume       = {Volume 33. Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice},
  year         = {2013},
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