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Difficulties in using everyday technology after acquired brain injury: a qualitative analysis

Engstrom, Ann-Louice Lovgreen; Lexell, Jan LU and Lund, Maria Larsson (2010) In Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 17(3). p.233-243
Abstract
The aim of this study was to identify and describe the characteristics of the difficulties using everyday technology in persons with an aquired brain injury (ABI), and their experiences of how these difficulties influenced their life. Thirteen persons with an ABI were interviewed about their difficulties in using everyday technology and were observed in their use of technology. Data were analysed qualitatively with a constant comparative method. The results showed that the persons' experiences formed two categories: "A variety of combinations of difficulties in the use of everyday technology" and "Restrictions in life". The difficulties identified were related not only to everyday technology itself but also to the interaction between the... (More)
The aim of this study was to identify and describe the characteristics of the difficulties using everyday technology in persons with an aquired brain injury (ABI), and their experiences of how these difficulties influenced their life. Thirteen persons with an ABI were interviewed about their difficulties in using everyday technology and were observed in their use of technology. Data were analysed qualitatively with a constant comparative method. The results showed that the persons' experiences formed two categories: "A variety of combinations of difficulties in the use of everyday technology" and "Restrictions in life". The difficulties identified were related not only to everyday technology itself but also to the interaction between the technology, the task, the person, and the environment. These difficulties influenced their experiences of restrictions in occupational performance, personal identification, and participation in society. The results emphasize that occupational therapists who design interventions for people with an ABI need to accommodate both the technology and other interacting aspects in order to overcome difficulties in using everyday technology. (Less)
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participation, therapy, occupational, cognition, Activities of daily living, brain injuries, rehabilitation, technology
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Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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17
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3
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233 - 243
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Taylor & Francis
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1651-2014
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10.3109/11038120903191806
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English
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to identify and describe the characteristics of the difficulties using everyday technology in persons with an aquired brain injury (ABI), and their experiences of how these difficulties influenced their life. Thirteen persons with an ABI were interviewed about their difficulties in using everyday technology and were observed in their use of technology. Data were analysed qualitatively with a constant comparative method. The results showed that the persons' experiences formed two categories: "A variety of combinations of difficulties in the use of everyday technology" and "Restrictions in life". The difficulties identified were related not only to everyday technology itself but also to the interaction between the technology, the task, the person, and the environment. These difficulties influenced their experiences of restrictions in occupational performance, personal identification, and participation in society. The results emphasize that occupational therapists who design interventions for people with an ABI need to accommodate both the technology and other interacting aspects in order to overcome difficulties in using everyday technology.},
  author       = {Engstrom, Ann-Louice Lovgreen and Lexell, Jan and Lund, Maria Larsson},
  issn         = {1651-2014},
  keyword      = {participation,therapy,occupational,cognition,Activities of daily living,brain injuries,rehabilitation,technology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {233--243},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Difficulties in using everyday technology after acquired brain injury: a qualitative analysis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/11038120903191806},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2010},
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