Effectiveness of Assistive Technology and Environmental Intervention on Maintaining Independence at Home: A Randomized TrialBy Mann, William, PhD; Kemp, Bryan, PhD; Wilson, Dorothy, OTR/L; 2003 International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, pp. 44-45
Publication Date: May 2004
Project conducted to examine the effectiveness of an intervention program that uses assistive technology (AT) and environmental interventions (EI) to help people with disabilities to maintain independence and decrease their rates of functional decline. Comprehensive AT/EI service include functional assessments and evaluations in the home environment, AT or EI recommendations that facilitate functional performance or improve home safety, assistance in obtaining recommended AT/EI, and follow-up to identify or resolve any problems. A total of 111 participants were recruited from the database of the RRTC on Aging with a Disability at Rancho Los Amigos in Downey, California. An in-home assessment survey was completed by an independent researcher with each participant prior to the study and once each year during the study. The author contends that outcome measures will be reported after one year of the study has been completed.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging (RERC-Tech-Aging) (Website:http://www.phhp.ufl.edu/centers/rerc.htm)