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An evaluation of the Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale

Palmer, Phil, Thursfield, Clive and Judge, Simon (2005) An evaluation of the Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale. In: Pruski, Alain and Knops, Harry, (eds.) Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality. AAATE 2005, September 6-9, 2005 , Lille. Assistive Techology Research Series (16). IOS Press , Nieuwe Hemweg 6B 1013 BG Amsterdam The Netherlands , pp. 740-744. ISBN 1-58603-543-6

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Abstract

The West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre (WMRC) is responsible for the National Health Service provision and maintenance of Environmental Control Equipment to patients across the West Midlands Region, England. It is important to measure outcome of provision using a paradigm that has meaning for those patients. The Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale is a 26-item, self-rating questionnaire designed to measure user perceptions of how assistive devices affect quality of life. This outcome measure is being evaluated in the West Midlands

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2005 The Authors. This is an author produced version of a Proceedings Paper subsequently published in Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality AAATE 2005
Keywords: outcome measures environmental control PIADS
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr Simon Judge
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 17:46
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:59
Status: Published
Publisher: IOS Press
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10287

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