Co-Exploring Everyday Life of Adults with ADHD

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Abstract

There are relatively few studies based on an individual adult perspective on ADHD which takes into account how various factors interact and affect everyday life. Compensatory strategies can facilitate life for people with ADHD and those strategies might include the use of assistive technology or cognitive support. The purpose of this paper is to present and discuss how various factors can facilitate or challenge a person's tendency to adopt technology to better meet the demands and expectations of adult life. Participant observations and narrative interviews were used while co-exploring the life of three adults diagnosed with ADHD. By using this method the participants' own solutions, adaptions and preferences regarding cognitive support and assistive technology become visible. Results showed that factors like negative symptoms, stress, sleep deprivation, financial- or social problems effected the participant's motivation, feelings of competence, ability to identify prioritized activities and to maintain supportive routines – things that have been proven to be important for assistive technology use. Developing useworthy support and technology that meets the needs of people with ADHD is important in order to enable autonomy and compensate for the impairment.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationAssistive Technology Research Series
FörlagIOS Press
Sidor622-627
Antal sidor6
Volym33
StatusPublished - 2013
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang 12th biennial European conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, 2013 - Faro/Vilamoura, Portugal
Varaktighet: 2013 sep 192013 sep 22
Konferensnummer: 12

Publikationsserier

Namn
NummerAssistive Technology: From Research to Practice
Volym33

Konferens

Konferens 12th biennial European conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, 2013
Förkortad titelAAATE 2013
LandPortugal
OrtFaro/Vilamoura
Period2013/09/192013/09/22