Development of a Scale to Measure the Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices: Lessons Learned and the Road AheadBy Day, H.; Jutai, J.; Campbell, K. A.; Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 24, No. 1/2/3, pp. 31-37
Publication Date: 2002
Paper provides a review of the development and validation of the Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale (PIADS). The PIADS is a 26-item self-rating scale designed to quantify how people who use assistive technology (AT) perceive the impact of their devices on their overall quality of life. The challenges that the researchers encountered in attempting to apply this quantification in a measure that suitable for application to the use of all types of AT are explored. Current efforts to extend the validation of the PIADS are also summarized. The authors found that the PIADS is a reliable and valid tool, and that it appears to be very reliable in predicting AT abandonment and retention. Directions for future research and scale development are suggested.
Assistive Products Discussed: PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF ASSISTIVE DEVICES SCALE (PIADS)
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International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Web Site: http://www.isprm.org )