Exploratory Review: Self-Report IADL Assessments in the age of Internet-Connected Assistive Devices

Abbas H. Quamar, Mark R. Schmeler, Diane M. Collins, Richard M. Schein

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Abstract

Internet-Connected Assistive Devices (iCAD), like accessible smartphones, tablets, computers, and apps, have become an integral part of everyday functioning for people with disabilities (PWD). The objective of this article was to identify self-report assessments having the relevance and clinical applicability for assessing satisfaction with performing Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) for PWD using iCAD. An exploratory review was conducted to identify self-report assessments that were appropriate, practical, clinically fit, and psychometrically acceptable, for assessing satisfaction with performing IADLs for PWD using iCAD. Thirty-two IADL assessments were identified, of which six met inclusion criteria. Four of six assessments did not specifically address iCAD usage, while two assessments had limited relevance and clinical applicability, for assessing satisfaction with performing IADLs for PWD using iCAD. This review establishes the growing need for a self-report IADL assessment that has been specifically designed and validated for assessing satisfaction with performing IADLs for PWD using iCAD

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • assistive technology
  • instrumental activities of daily living
  • people with disabilities
  • self-report assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy

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