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Response actions to difficulties in using everyday technology after acquired brain injury

Lund, Maria Larsson; Lovgren Engstrom, Ann-Louice and Lexell, Jan LU (2012) In Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 19(2). p.164-175
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Purpose: People with acquired brain injury (ABI) have difficulties using everyday technology (ET) in daily tasks at home and in society. To support them in managing the demands imposed by using ET, knowledge is needed concerning their response actions to the difficulties. The aim of this study was to explore and describe what characterizes response actions to difficulties using ET, their conditions, and how they influence the experiences of tasks in daily life among people with ABI. Methods: Interviews and observations were undertaken with 13 persons with an ABI. Data were analysed qualitatively using the constant comparative method. Results: The participants' response actions were categorized as (i) deliberate and organized planning, (ii)... (More)
Purpose: People with acquired brain injury (ABI) have difficulties using everyday technology (ET) in daily tasks at home and in society. To support them in managing the demands imposed by using ET, knowledge is needed concerning their response actions to the difficulties. The aim of this study was to explore and describe what characterizes response actions to difficulties using ET, their conditions, and how they influence the experiences of tasks in daily life among people with ABI. Methods: Interviews and observations were undertaken with 13 persons with an ABI. Data were analysed qualitatively using the constant comparative method. Results: The participants' response actions were categorized as (i) deliberate and organized planning, (ii) random and inflexible repeating (iii), re-evaluating tasks, (iv) explaining difficulties related to others, and (iv) proving and protecting capability. Certain conditions were decisive for the different response actions to be applied and also for their effectiveness in enabling engagement in tasks in daily life. Each participant used several types of response actions and the same action could be applied in several situations. Conclusion: To support people with an ABI to manage the demands imposed by using ET, it is important to identify the uniqueness of each client and his or her response actions to difficulties using ET and thereafter adjust the interventions accordingly. (Less)
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adaptation, activities of daily living, assistive technology, brain, injury, occupational therapy, psychological, rehabilitation
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Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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19
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164 - 175
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Taylor & Francis
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1651-2014
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10.3109/11038128.2011.582651
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English
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  author       = {Lund, Maria Larsson and Lovgren Engstrom, Ann-Louice and Lexell, Jan},
  issn         = {1651-2014},
  keyword      = {adaptation,activities of daily living,assistive technology,brain,injury,occupational therapy,psychological,rehabilitation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {164--175},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Response actions to difficulties in using everyday technology after acquired brain injury},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2011.582651},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2012},
}