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Computer-based assistive technology device for use by children with physical disabilities: a cross-sectional study
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm .ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1545-3876
Mälardalen University, Västerås.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, Vol. 7, no 4, 287-93 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: To investigate the prevalence of children with physical disabilities who used a computer-based ATD, and to examine characteristics differences in children and youths who do or do not use computer-based ATDs, as well as, investigate differences that might influence the satisfaction of those two groups of children and youths when computers are being used for in-school and outside school activities.Method: A cross-sectional survey about computer-based activities in and outside school (n = 287) and group comparisons.Results: The prevalence of using computer-based ATDs was about 44 % (n = 127) of the children in this sample. These children were less satisfied with their computer use in education and outside school activities than the children who did not use an ATD.Conclusion: Improved coordination of the usage of computer-based ATDs in school and in the home, including service and support, could increase the opportunities for children with physical disabilities who use computer-based ATDs to perform the computer activities they want, need and are expected to do in school and outside school. [Box: see text].

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2012. Vol. 7, no 4, 287-93 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79010DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2011.635332PubMedID: 22612787OAI: diva2:537641
Available from: 2012-06-27 Created: 2012-06-27 Last updated: 2015-09-22

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