Autonomy and housing accessibility among powered mobility device users

Pettersson, Cecilia, Brandt, Åse, Lexell, Eva Månsson and Iwarsson, Susanne (2015) Autonomy and housing accessibility among powered mobility device users. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 5: 2436575.1-2436575.9. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.015347

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Author Pettersson, Cecilia
Brandt, Åse
Lexell, Eva Månsson
Iwarsson, Susanne
Title Autonomy and housing accessibility among powered mobility device users
Journal name American Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-9490
Publication date 2015-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5014/ajot.2015.015347
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 69
Issue 5
Start page 2436575.1
End page 2436575.9
Total pages 9
Place of publication Bethesda, MD, United States
Publisher American Occupational Therapy Association
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To describe environmental barriers, accessibility problems, and powered mobility device (PMD) users' autonomy indoors and outdoors; to determine the home environmental barriers that generated the most housing accessibility problems indoors, at entrances, and in the close exterior surroundings; and to examine personal factors and environmental components and their association with indoor and outdoor autonomy.

This cross-sectional study was based on data collected from a sample of 48 PMD users with a spinal cord injury (SCI) using the Impact of Participation and Autonomy and the Housing Enabler instruments. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression were used.

Results: More years living with SCI predicted less restriction in autonomy indoors, whereas more functional limitations and accessibility problems related to entrance doors predicted more restriction in autonomy outdoors.

Conclusion: To enable optimized PMD use, practitioners must pay attention to the relationship between client autonomy and housing accessibility problems.
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