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Janeslätt, G., Lidström Holmqvist, K., White, S. & Holmefur, M. (2017). Assessment of time management skills: psychometric properties of the Swedish version. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessment of time management skills: psychometric properties of the Swedish version
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background: Persons with impaired time management skills are often in need of occupational therapy. Valid and reliable instruments to assess time management and organizational skills are needed for the evaluation of intervention. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of the Assessment of Time Management Skills (ATMS-S) for persons with and without impaired time management skills.

Method: A total of 238 persons participated in the study, of whom 94 had self-reported impaired time management skills due to mental disorders such as schizophrenic spectrum or neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and mild intellectual disabilities, and 144 persons had no reported impaired time management skills. Rasch analysis was used to analyze data.

Results: Three subscales were detected: the time management subscale with 11 items, the organization & planning subscale with 11 items, and the subscale of regulation of emotions with 5 items, with excellent to acceptable psychometric properties. The conclusions were that: ATMS-S is a valid instrument for self-rating of time management, organization & planning and for the regulation of emotions. ATMS-S can be useful for persons with mental disorders including mild neurodevelopmental disorders.

Keyword
Psychometrics, executive function, rehabilitation, reproducibility of results, mental disorders
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-342963 (URN)10.1080/11038128.2017.1375009 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-02-23 Created: 2018-02-23 Last updated: 2018-03-02Bibliographically approved
Persson, M., Janeslätt, G. & Peny Dahlstrand, M. (2017). Daily time management in children with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation medicine, 10, 295-302
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Daily time management in children with spina bifida
2017 (English)In: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation medicine, ISSN 1874-5393, Vol. 10, p. 295-302Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-342966 (URN)10.3233/PRM-170459 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-02-23 Created: 2018-02-23 Last updated: 2018-02-27Bibliographically approved
Steel, E. & Janeslätt, G. (2017). Drafting standards on cognitive accessibility: a global collaboration. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 12(4), 385-389
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drafting standards on cognitive accessibility: a global collaboration
2017 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 385-389Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is working on accessibility of products to support people with cognitive impairment. Working Group 10, within the technical committee 173 (assistive products for persons with disability) was formed in 2014 to draft standards for assistive products that support people with cognitive impairment. Method: This article explains the scope and purpose of the working group and the context for its formation, and describes the plans and process for drafting and publishing new international standards. Results: The proposed suite of standards is presented, with examples from a draft standard on daily time management. It draws on international research evidence for the effectiveness of assistive products designed to support time management in people with cognitive impairment. Examples of assistive products and their key features are provided based on domains of time as defined in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY). Conclusions: The proposed standards will provide design recommendations for features and functions that increase the accessibility of products used by people with cognitive impairment. They are intended to be used by designers, manufactures, educators and services providers, to facilitate their commitment to inclusion and demonstrate their willingness to work with accessibility regulation.

Keyword
Accessibility, usability, cognition, International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), assistive technology, time management, disability, ICF-CY
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-301719 (URN)10.1080/17483107.2016.1176260 (DOI)000403392500008 ()
Available from: 2016-08-24 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2017-10-19Bibliographically approved
Wennberg, B., Janeslätt, G., Kjellberg, A. & Gustafsson, P. A. (2017). Effectiveness of time-related interventions in children with ADHD aged 9–15 years: a randomized controlled study. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effectiveness of time-related interventions in children with ADHD aged 9–15 years: a randomized controlled study
2017 (English)In: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ISSN 1018-8827, E-ISSN 1435-165XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Specific problems with time and timing that affect daily routines, homework, school work, and social relations have been recognized in children with ADHD. The primary treatments for children with ADHD do not specifically focus on time-related difficulties. The aim of this randomized controlled study (RCT) was to investigate how multimodal interventions, consisting of training in time-processing ability (TPA) and compensation with time-assistive devices (TAD), affect TPA and daily time management (DTM) in children with ADHD and time difficulties, compared with only educational intervention. Thirty-eight children on stable medication for ADHD in the 9-15-year age range were randomly allocated to an intervention or a control group. The children's TPA was measured with a structured assessment (KaTid), and the children's DTM was rated by a parent questionnaire (Time-Parent scale) and by children's self-reporting (Time-Self-rating). The intervention consisted of time-skill training and compensation with TAD. Data were analysed for differences in TPA and in DTM between the control and intervention groups in the 24-week follow-up. Children in the intervention group increased their TPA significantly (p = 0.019) more compared to the control group. The largest increase was in orientation to time. In addition, the parents in the intervention group rated their children's DTM as significantly (p = 0.01) improved compared with the parents in the control group. According to the children, their DTM was not significantly changed. In conclusion, a multimodal intervention consisting of time-skill training and TAD improved TPA and DTM in children with ADHD aged 9-15 years.

National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-342965 (URN)10.1007/s00787-017-1052-5 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-02-23 Created: 2018-02-23 Last updated: 2018-03-02Bibliographically approved
Sköld, A. & Janeslätt, G. K. (2017). Self-rating of daily time management in children: psychometric properties of the Time-S. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 24(3), 178-186
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Self-rating of daily time management in children: psychometric properties of the Time-S
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 178-186Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Impaired ability to manage time has been shown in several diagnoses common in childhood. Impaired ability involves activities and participation domain (daily time management, DTM) and body function and structure domain (time-processing ability, TPA). DTM needs to be evaluated from an individual's own perspective. To date, there has been a lack of self-rating instruments for children that focus on DTM.Aim: The aim of this study is to describe psychometric properties of Time-S when used in children aged 10-17 years with a diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, CP or mild ID. Further, to test whether TPA correlates with self-rated DTM.Material and methods: Eighty-three children aged 10-17 years participated in the study. Rasch analysis was used to assess psychometric properties. Correlation analysis was performed between Time-S and a measure of TPA.Results: The 21 items of the Time-S questionnaire fit into a unitary construct measuring self-perceived daily management of an individual's time. A non-significant, small correlation was found between TPA and DTM.Conclusion and significance: The results indicate good psychometric properties for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is potentially useful in intervention planning and evaluation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2017
Keyword
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, KaTid, occupational performance, psychometrics, time-processing ability
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322120 (URN)10.1080/11038128.2016.1185465 (DOI)000399481800003 ()27387553 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-05-16 Created: 2017-05-16 Last updated: 2017-05-19Bibliographically approved
Widehammar, C., Pettersson, I., Janeslätt, G. & Hermansson, L. (2017). The influence of environment: Experiences of users of myoelectric arm prosthesis—a qualitative study. Prosthetics and orthotics international
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The influence of environment: Experiences of users of myoelectric arm prosthesis—a qualitative study
2017 (English)In: Prosthetics and orthotics international, ISSN 0309-3646, E-ISSN 1746-1553Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background:

Prostheses are used to varying degrees; however, little is known about how environmental aspects influence this use.

Objectives:

To describe users’ experiences of how environmental factors influence their use of a myoelectric arm prosthesis.

Study design:

Qualitative and descriptive.

Methods:

A total of 13 patients previously provided with a myoelectric prosthetic hand participated. Their age, sex, deficiency level, etiology, current prosthesis use, and experience varied. Semi-structured interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed through inductive content analysis.

Results:

Four categories were created from the data: “Prosthesis function,” “Other people’s attitudes,” “Support from family and healthcare,” and “Individual’s attitude and strategies.” The overarching theme, “Various degrees of embodiment lead to different experiences of environmental barriers and facilitators,” emerged from differences in individual responses depending on whether the individual was a daily or a non-daily prosthesis user. Environmental facilitators such as support from family and healthcare and good function and fit of the prosthesis seemed to help the embodiment of the prosthesis, leading to daily use. This embodiment seemed to reduce the influence of environmental barriers, for example, climate, attitudes, and technical shortcomings.

Conclusion:

Embodiment of prostheses seems to reduce the impact of environmental barriers. Support and training may facilitate the embodiment of myoelectric prosthesis use.

Clinical relevance

For successful prosthetic rehabilitation, environmental factors such as support and information to the patient and their social network about the benefits of prosthesis use are important. Local access to training in myoelectric control gives more people the opportunity to adapt to prosthesis use and experience less environmental barriers.

Keyword
Upper limb prosthetics, prosthetics, rehabilitation of prostheses users, rehabilitation, qualitative methods, rehabilitation, environment, amputation, upper extremity deformities, congenital
National Category
Medical Materials Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-342964 (URN)10.1177/0309364617704801 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-02-23 Created: 2018-02-23 Last updated: 2018-03-29Bibliographically approved
Adolfsson, P., Lindstedt, H., Pettersson, I., Norling Hermansson, L. & Janeslätt, G. (2016). Perception of the influence of environmental factors in the use of electronic planning devices in adults with cognitive disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 11(6), 493-500
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perception of the influence of environmental factors in the use of electronic planning devices in adults with cognitive disabilities
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2016 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115, Vol. 11, no 6, p. 493-500Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Adults with cognitive disabilities often have difficulties in dealing with the complexity of everyday life. With cognitive assistive technology (e.g. electronic planning devices [EPDs] and individual support), they can bring order to their often chaotic life. Assumptions are that environmental factors influence with non-use of EPDs.

OBJECTIVE: To explore how adults with cognitive disabilities perceive the influence of environmental factors in the use of EPDs.

METHODS: A reference group with experience of use of EPDs assisted the researchers. Twelve adults with cognitive disabilities and experience of using EPDs participated. An interview guide was implemented covering environmental factors according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Qualitative content analysis was applied in the analyses.

RESULTS: Five categories and two themes emerged, which were integrated into a model of facilitating factors influencing the use of EPDs. Measures to prevent or eliminate negative influences of the device use are important to be taken. CONCLUSIONS: Professionals need more knowledge about EPDs, while users need individual adaption of the EPDs. EPDs need to be user-friendly, manageable and work in any seasons. Implications for Rehabilitation The users should have access to specially trained prescribers. There is a need for development of user-friendly and manageable products to function in any climate. Knowledge is lacking on how to implement the users in all stages of the prescribing process. Prescribers should increase knowledge in the use of EPDs to influence the attitudes of the social environment.

National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-236953 (URN)10.3109/17483107.2014.989418 (DOI)000386459700007 ()25434402 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2014-11-25 Created: 2014-11-25 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Janeslätt, G., Lindstedt, H. & Adolfsson, P. (2015). Daily time management and influences of environmental factors on use of electronic planning devices in adults with mental disability. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 10(5), 371-377
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Daily time management and influences of environmental factors on use of electronic planning devices in adults with mental disability
2015 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115, Vol. 10, no 5, p. 371-377Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose:  To describe daily time management in adults with and without mental disability and to examine differences in the level of their daily time management; to describe the possessions and use of electronic planning devices (EPDs) in activities and how environmental factors influence the use of EPDs in adults with mental disability. Methods: In a descriptive and cross-sectional design 32 participants using EPDs and a matched comparison group of 32 healthy adults was recruited. Time-Self rating scale measuring daily time management was adapted for adults. A study specific questionnaire was applied to collect data on five ICF environmental factors. Rasch modelling, descriptive and non-parametric statistics were applied. Results: Time-S has acceptable psychometric properties for use on adults with mental disability. People with mental disability and low level of daily time management who use advanced EPDs are more influenced by environmental factors. The study group perceived that encouragement and support from professionals as well as services influence their use of EPDs. Conclusions: Time-S can safely be used for people with mental disability. EPDs do not fully compensate the needs of the target-group. Prescribers need to give considerations to this and therefore they should be provided with more knowledge about this matter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa healthcare: , 2015
Keyword
Assistive technology, cognitive dysfunction, ICF, occupational therapy, Rasch modeling, Time-S
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Research subject
Health Care Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224614 (URN)10.3109/17483107.2014.917124 (DOI)24805929 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2014-05-14 Created: 2014-05-14 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Janeslätt, G. & Hayat Roshanay, A. (2015). Föräldraskap hos vuxna med ADHD eller Autismspektrumtillstånd, konsekvenser för barnet samt metoder för stöd. Systematisk kunskapsöversikt. Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga (Nka)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Föräldraskap hos vuxna med ADHD eller Autismspektrumtillstånd, konsekvenser för barnet samt metoder för stöd. Systematisk kunskapsöversikt
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga (Nka), 2015. p. 50
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-268990 (URN)978-91-87731-27-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-11 Created: 2015-12-11 Last updated: 2015-12-15Bibliographically approved
Adolfsson, P., Lindstedt, H. & Janeslätt, G. (2015). How people with cognitive disabilities experience electronic planning devices. NeuroRehabilitation (Reading, MA), 37(3), 379-392
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How people with cognitive disabilities experience electronic planning devices
2015 (English)In: NeuroRehabilitation (Reading, MA), ISSN 1053-8135, E-ISSN 1878-6448, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 379-392Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: People with cognitive disabilities have difficulties in accomplishing everyday tasks. Electronic planning devices (EPDs) may compensate for the gap between a person’s capacity and everyday challenges. However, the devices are not always used as intended. Despite that, cognitive assistive technology has been investigated in several studies, knowledge regarding when and what makes adults decide to use EPDs is incomplete. People with cognitive disabilities have difficulties in accomplishing everyday tasks. Electronic planning devices (EPDs) may compensate for the gap between a person’s capacity and everyday challenges. However, the devices are not always used as intended. Despite that, cognitive assistive technology has been investigated in several studies, knowledge regarding when and what makes adults decide to use EPDs is incomplete. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to explore the subjective experiences of people with cognitive disabilities in relation to the use of EPDs. The aim was to explore the subjective experiences of people with cognitive disabilities in relation to the use of EPDs. METHODS: A qualitative approach was applied with a qualitative content analysis. Twelve respondents were interviewed with support from a study specific guide. A qualitative approach was applied with a qualitative content analysis. Twelve respondents were interviewed with support from a study specific guide. RESULTS: A model representing the respondents’ experiences in the use of EPDs, comprising one theme, Possibility to master my daily life , four categories, Degree of fit to my needs, I am aware of my cognitive disability, I get help to structure my everyday life and The EPD improves my volition and ten subcategories, was developed. A model representing the respondents’ experiences in the use of EPDs, comprising one theme, Possibility to master my daily life , four categories, Degree of fit to my needs, I am aware of my cognitive disability, I get help to structure my everyday life and The EPD improves my volition and ten subcategories, was developed. CONCLUSIONS: EPDs allow people with cognitive disabilities the possibility to deal with daily challenges; those who find EPDs beneficial tend to use them. EPDs can help people with cognitive disabilities in organisation, managing time and improve volition. EPDs allow people with cognitive disabilities the possibility to deal with daily challenges; those who find EPDs beneficial tend to use them. EPDs can help people with cognitive disabilities in organisation, managing time and improve volition.

National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-268003 (URN)10.3233/NRE-151268 (DOI)000366324100005 ()
Available from: 2015-12-01 Created: 2015-12-01 Last updated: 2017-12-01
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