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Development of an Assistive Technology and Environmental Assessment Instrument for National Surveys: Final Report - Part I

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The purpose of this project was to develop, pilot, and disseminate a set of instruments for national surveys to measure the use of assistive technology and the environments in which they are used. The project focused on older adults living in the community. The instruments have been designed as a series of modules that can be adopted in whole or part as part of a computer-assisted telephone interview. Part I of this report presents the recommended 8-10 minute instrument (consisting of 5 modules) and a briefer 2-3 minute instrument (consisting of a single module). Part II presents results from the pilot test for the recommended items. [187 PDF pages]