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Occupational therapy research on assistive technology and physical environmental issues - A literature review

Dahlin Ivanoff, S ; Iwarsson, Susanne LU and Sonn, U (2006) In Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 73(2). p.109-119
Abstract
Background. To determine future directions for research in the area of assistive technology and physical environmental issues, it is important to have an understanding of prior research. Purpose. This literature review examined how assistive technology and physical environmental issues have been studied in the research published in international peer-reviewed occupational therapy journals. Method. Five recent volumes of nine journals were manually searched utilizing specific criteria. The publications were classified according to their perspective, application of the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) model, and the research design. Results. Both research fields demonstrated use of different research methods and they displayed equal needs... (More)
Background. To determine future directions for research in the area of assistive technology and physical environmental issues, it is important to have an understanding of prior research. Purpose. This literature review examined how assistive technology and physical environmental issues have been studied in the research published in international peer-reviewed occupational therapy journals. Method. Five recent volumes of nine journals were manually searched utilizing specific criteria. The publications were classified according to their perspective, application of the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) model, and the research design. Results. Both research fields demonstrated use of different research methods and they displayed equal needs with regard to improved research methodologies. Practice Implications. There are a lack of studies involving all three PEO components indicating a lack of research in occupational performance issues. Further research (Less)
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Abstract in French

Description. Afin d'orienter les recherches futures dans les domaines des aides techniques et des questions liées à l'environnement physique, il est important de bien comprendre les études menées précédemment. But. Cette recension des écrits avait pour but de déterminer la manière selon laquelle les aides techniques et les questions touchant l'environnement physique ont été étudiées dans les études publiées dans des revues internationales en ergothérapie révisées par les pairs. Méthodologie. Cinq volumes récents de neuf revues ont été recensés manuellement, selon des critères spécifiques. Les publications ont été classées en fonction de leur perspective, de l'application du modèle... (More)
Abstract in French

Description. Afin d'orienter les recherches futures dans les domaines des aides techniques et des questions liées à l'environnement physique, il est important de bien comprendre les études menées précédemment. But. Cette recension des écrits avait pour but de déterminer la manière selon laquelle les aides techniques et les questions touchant l'environnement physique ont été étudiées dans les études publiées dans des revues internationales en ergothérapie révisées par les pairs. Méthodologie. Cinq volumes récents de neuf revues ont été recensés manuellement, selon des critères spécifiques. Les publications ont été classées en fonction de leur perspective, de l'application du modèle personne-environnement-occupation (PEO) et de leur plan expérimental. Résultats. Dans les deux domaines, on a dénoté l'utilisation de différentes méthodes de recherche ainsi que le besoin d'améliorer ces méthodes. Conséquences pour la pratique. On constate que peu d'études englobant les trois composantes PEO ont été menées, ce qui indique un manque de recherche sur les questions touchant le rendement occupationnel. D'autres études devront être menées sur le rendement occupationnel afin de faire progresser les domaines des aides techniques et des questions touchant l'environnement physique en ergothérapie. Par ailleurs, les plans expérimentaux doivent tenir compte du niveau social dans les trois composantes du modèle PEO. L'étude conclut que les concepts et la théorie devront être élaborés dans les deux domaines. (Less)
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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES, ENVIRONMENT, LITERATU REREVIEW, MODELS, THEORETICAL
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Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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73
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109 - 119
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Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
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0008-4174
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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Occupational Therapy (Closed 2012) (013025000)
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  title        = {Occupational therapy research on assistive technology and physical environmental issues - A literature review},
  volume       = {73},
  year         = {2006},
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