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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 In Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality 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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self-help devices, assistive technology, old age
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Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality
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16
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46 - 50
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IOS Press
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8th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology
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978-1-58603-543-3
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English
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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},
  keyword      = {self-help devices,assistive technology,old age},
  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},
}