Evaluation of New Measures of Assistive Technology and the Home Environment from the 2005 Pilot Study of Technology and Aging


The purpose of this report is to highlight the analytic properties of the assistive technology and environment measures in the final recommended module. The authors address three distinct but complimentary questions: (1) How do questions that combine several environmental features or devices (global measures) compare with more detailed items? (2) How can measures of the home environment be combined with measures of functioning to enhance understanding of disability? (3) Can a valid and reliable scale be created from questions that link technology use to quality of life measures? [46 PDF pages]

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