Advertisement

Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment (ATD PA) Among Mixed Patient Populations

Published:January 25, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.11.007
      Assistive technologies are products that enhance the functioning of people with disabilities who have mobility, communication, sensory, and cognitive needs for support. Assistive technology products include wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices; speech communication devices; products for hearing and vision enhancement; and memory aids. The available options in each of these product categories are vast, thus enabling professionals to select products for the unique individual based upon their personal characteristics and preferences. The key is to partner with the user to define both needs and preferences and then select and adapt the best option for that person (ie, discover what product characteristics best match the user’s needs and preferences). The Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment (ATD PA), designed to help rehabilitation professionals and consumers select new and/or additional AT, is the only international measure with reliable and valid evidence available to assess the best match of the person and technology.
      • Koumpouros Y.
      • Papageorgiou E.
      • Karavasili A.
      • et al.
      Translation and validation of the assistive technology device predisposition assessment in Greek in order to assess satisfaction with use of the selected assistive device.
      Scherer MJ, editor. Institute for Matching Person and Technology.
      ATD PA can be used to compare expectations of benefit at time of selection with realization of benefit at follow-up
      ,
      • Scherer M.J.
      • Cushman L.A.
      Measuring subjective quality of life following spinal cord injury: a validation study of the assistive technology device predisposition assessment.
      for individuals with, but not limited to, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and stroke. The ATD PA items are mapped to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and are relevant across most categories of ISO 9999:2016 Assistive Products for Persons with Disability. It is compatible with the set of the World Health Organization’s Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) strategic priorities, which place people at the core of policy.
      • Desmond D.
      • Layton N.
      • Bentley J.
      • et al.
      Assistive technology and people: a position paper from the first global research, innovation and education on assistive technology (GREAT) summit.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribe:

      Subscribe to Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      Bibliography

      1. Federici S. Scherer M.J. Assistive technology assessment handbook. 2nd ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL2018
        • Koumpouros Y.
        • Papageorgiou E.
        • Karavasili A.
        • et al.
        Translation and validation of the assistive technology device predisposition assessment in Greek in order to assess satisfaction with use of the selected assistive device.
        Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2017; 12: 535-542
      2. Scherer MJ, editor. Institute for Matching Person and Technology.
        in: Scherer M.J. 2020 (Available at:) (Accessed October 8, 2020)
        • Scherer M.J.
        • Cushman L.A.
        Measuring subjective quality of life following spinal cord injury: a validation study of the assistive technology device predisposition assessment.
        Disabil Rehabil. 2001; 23: 387-393
        • Desmond D.
        • Layton N.
        • Bentley J.
        • et al.
        Assistive technology and people: a position paper from the first global research, innovation and education on assistive technology (GREAT) summit.
        Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2018; 13: 437-444