Measuring the Cost Utility of Electronic Aids to Daily LivingBy Rigby, Patty; Campbell, Kent; Cooper, Barbara; Ryan, Steve; Steggles, Elizabeth; Tam, Cynthia; Proceedings of the RESNA 25th International Conference, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 143-145
Publication Date: June/July 2002
Study evaluating the reliability and validity of measures examining the cost utility of electronic aids to daily living (EADL). Three points are discussed: (1) the approach to cost utility analysis tested in the study, (2) the rationale for including the content in the assessment protocol, and (3) opportunities for research and future study. The cost utility analysis is evaluated regarding the following content: type and frequency of daily occupations, frequency and intensity of care received, household income, ability and satisfaction with performing tasks that can be enabled with EADL, interpersonal relationships, safety, security, and quality of life. The content validity of the protocol was obtained from the following four sources: (1) thematic analysis of qualitative data obtained through semi-structured interviews with EADL users and nonusers, (2) focus groups with key informants, (3) results from previous studies, and (4) a literature review. The study included evaluations of EADL use by people with quadriplegia due to spinal cord injury or disease.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14501