Research letter. Readiness of elders to use assistive devices to maintain their independence in the home


Pain, Helen, Gale, Catherine R., Watson, Clare, Cox, Vanessa, Cooper, Cyrus and Aihie Sayer, Avan Aihie (2007) Research letter. Readiness of elders to use assistive devices to maintain their independence in the home. Age and Ageing, 36, (4), 465-467. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afm046).

Download

Full text not available from this repository.

Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afm046

Description/Abstract

SIR—With an increasing proportion of the population surviving into old age, it is important that as many people as possible are enabled to maintain their health and independence. Assistive devices, a term that encompasses all products which ‘compensate, relieve or neutralise’ a person's impairments [1, p80], are known to improve independence. The actual number who could benefit from any particular device is difficult to determine, but the proportion increases with age. However, the degree to which elders become aware of assistive devices and their benefits, how they feel such devices fit with their lifestyle and image, and how ready they are to acquire and use them is not well known.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0002-0729 (print)
Related URLs:
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Work Studies
ePrint ID: 51885
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:35
Contact Email Address: helenpain@btopenworld.com
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/51885

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item