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Computer-based assistive technology device for use by children with physical disabilities: a cross sectional study
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. (ChiP)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5904-1390
Linköping University, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115, Vol. 7, no 4, 287-293 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the prevalence of children with physical disabilities who used a computer-based ATD, and to examine characteristics differences in children and youths who do or do not use computer-based ATDs, as well as, investigate differences that might influence the satisfaction of those two groups of children and youths when computers are being used for in-school and outside school activities.

METHOD:

A cross-sectional survey about computer-based activities in and outside school (n = 287) and group comparisons.Results: The prevalence of using computer-based ATDs was about 44 % (n = 127) of the children in this sample. These children were less satisfied with their computer use in education and outside school activities than the children who did not use an ATD.

CONCLUSION:

Improved coordination of the usage of computer-based ATDs in school and in the home, including service and support, could increase the opportunities for children with physical disabilities who use computer-based ATDs to perform the computer activities they want, need and are expected to do in school and outside school.

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2012. Vol. 7, no 4, 287-293 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-17177DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2011.635332PubMedID: 22612787Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84861371446OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-17177DiVA: diva2:577893
Available from: 2012-12-17 Created: 2012-12-17 Last updated: 2017-09-20

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