Health Economic and Process Evaluation of AT Interventions for Persons With Dementia and Their Relatives: A Suggested Assessment ModelBy Alwin, J.; Krevers, B.; Johansson, U.; Josephsson, S.; Haraldson, U.; Bostrom, C.; Rosshagen, A.; Persson, J.; Technology and Disability, Vol. 19, No. 2, 3, pp. 61-71
Publication Date: 2007
Paper provides an outline of a model for the assessment of assistive technology (AT) interventions for people with dementia. The authors contend that health assessment of AT in dementia is very important in that the consequences of dementia for clients, caregivers, and society come at a high cost. The model is presented in table format, as it includes a wide range of assessments, including the widely used Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) instrument. The IADL, which can be administered by a caregiver, addresses telephone usage, shopping, food preparation, housekeeping, laundry, transportation methods, finances, and medication management. The Caring for Older People in Europe (COPE) index is also utilized, as this assessment allows professionals to study both positive and negative dimensions of caregiving. The COPE consists of 15 questions divided regarding care, which are divided into positive and negative aspects. Actual rehabilitation programs are measured with the Patient Perspective on Care and Rehabilitation (POCR), which is based on client perspectives regarding their program. The POCR includes previous client experiences, as well as client expectations.
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Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )