Assistive devices among very old Europeans - Results from the ENABLE-AGE Project

Charlotte Löfqvist, Carita Nygren, Z Szeman, Susanne Iwarsson

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate use and need for assistive devices (AD) in a cross-national European sample. Data from the ENABLE-AGE research project were utilised involving very old persons in Sweden, Germany, Latvia, Hungary and the United Kingdom. Of the total sample 65% reported that they had and used one or more AD, and 14% reported unfilled need for AD. The most commonly used AD were AD for communication, followed AD for mobility. The result can serve as input for future planning and development of information and services to improve health care and social services for older.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality
PublisherIOS Press
Pages46-50
Volume16
ISBN (Print)978-1-58603-543-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event8th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology - Lille, France
Duration: 0001 Jan 2 → …

Publication series

Name
Volume16

Conference

Conference8th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLille
Period0001/01/02 → …

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Occupational Therapy (Closed 2012) (013025000)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Occupational Therapy

Keywords

  • self-help devices
  • assistive technology
  • old age

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