Irish occupational therapists' views of electronic assistive technology

Show simple item record Verdonck, Michèle Claire McCormack, Cathy Chard, Gill 2012-05-16T09:14:08Z 2012-05-16T09:14:08Z 2011 2011-04
dc.identifier.citation Verdonck M, McCormack C, Chard G (2011) Irish occupational therapists’ views of electronic assistive technology. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(4), 185-190. doi: 10.4276/030802211X13021048723291 en
dc.identifier.volume 74 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 185 en
dc.identifier.endpage 190 en
dc.identifier.issn 0308-0226
dc.identifier.issn 1477-6006
dc.identifier.doi 10.4276/030802211X13021048723291
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Electronic assistive technology (EAT) includes computers, environmental control systems and information technology systems and is widely considered to be an important part of present-day life. Method: Fifty-six Irish community occupational therapists completed a questionnaire on EAT. All surveyed were able to identify the benefits of EAT. Results: While respondents reported that they should be able to assess for and prescribe EATs, only a third (19) were able to do so, and half (28) had not been able to do so in the past. Community occupational therapists identified themselves as havinga role in a multidisciplinary team to assess for and prescribe EAT. Conclusion: Results suggest that it is important for occupational therapists to have up-to-date knowledge and training in assistive and computer technologies in order to respond to the occupational needs of clients. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Resarch Board (Research fellowship for the Clinical Therapies (CTFP-06-15)) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher College of Occupational Therapists en
dc.rights ©The College of Occupational Therapists Ltd. en
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject Electronic assistive technology (EAT) en
dc.subject Environmental control systems (ECS) en
dc.subject Electronic aids to daily living (EADL) en
dc.subject Computers en
dc.subject.lcsh Occupational therapy en
dc.title Irish occupational therapists' views of electronic assistive technology en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Michele Verdonck, Occupational Therapist, Department of Occupational Therapy, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laogaire, Dublin D18, Ireland. en
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dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Occupational Therapy en
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