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, 371-377 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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. Vol. 10, no 5, 371-377 p.
Assistive technology, cognitive dysfunction, ICF, occupational therapy, Rasch modeling, Time-S
Research subject Health Care Research
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224614DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2014.917124PubMedID: 24805929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224614DiVA: diva2:717300