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Assistive devices among very old Europeans - Results from the ENABLE-AGE Project

Löfqvist, Charlotte LU ; Nygren, Carita LU ; Szeman, Z and Iwarsson, Susanne LU (2005) 8th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology 16. p.46-50
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate use and need for assistive devices (AD) in a cross-national European sample. Data from the ENABLE-AGE research project were utilised involving very old persons in Sweden, Germany, Latvia, Hungary and the United Kingdom. Of the total sample 65% reported that they had and used one or more AD, and 14% reported unfilled need for AD. The most commonly used AD were AD for communication, followed AD for mobility. The result can serve as input for future planning and development of information and services to improve health care and social services for older.
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keywords
self-help devices, assistive technology, old age
host publication
Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality
volume
16
pages
46 - 50
publisher
IOS Press
conference name
8th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology
conference location
Lille, France
conference dates
0001-01-02
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ISBN
978-1-58603-543-3
language
English
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yes
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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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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to investigate use and need for assistive devices (AD) in a cross-national European sample. Data from the ENABLE-AGE research project were utilised involving very old persons in Sweden, Germany, Latvia, Hungary and the United Kingdom. Of the total sample 65% reported that they had and used one or more AD, and 14% reported unfilled need for AD. The most commonly used AD were AD for communication, followed AD for mobility. The result can serve as input for future planning and development of information and services to improve health care and social services for older.},
  author       = {Löfqvist, Charlotte and Nygren, Carita and Szeman, Z and Iwarsson, Susanne},
  booktitle    = {Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality},
  isbn         = {978-1-58603-543-3},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {46--50},
  publisher    = {IOS Press},
  title        = {Assistive devices among very old Europeans - Results from the ENABLE-AGE Project},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2005},
}