Assistive technology devices for toileting and showering used in spinal cord injury rehabilitation - a comment on terminology

Friesen, Emma L., Theodoros, Deborah and Russell, Trevor G. (2016) Assistive technology devices for toileting and showering used in spinal cord injury rehabilitation - a comment on terminology. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 11 1: 1-2. doi:10.3109/17483107.2014.984779


 
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Author Friesen, Emma L.
Theodoros, Deborah
Russell, Trevor G.
Title Assistive technology devices for toileting and showering used in spinal cord injury rehabilitation - a comment on terminology
Journal name Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1748-3115
1748-3107
Publication date 2016-01-02
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3109/17483107.2014.984779
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 2
Total pages 2
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A review of assistive technologies, products and devices for toileting and showering identified at least 15 separate terms across all studies, with another two identified in subsequent studies. Terms are often used interchangeably, and are often not defined or described. Inconsistencies in terminology affect the quality of evidence available to policy makers, researchers and clinicians. Researchers are encouraged to provide clear definitions and descriptions of assistive technologies, products and devices for toileting and showering under investigation.

Implications for Rehabilitation: At least 17 different terms have been identified for assistive technologies, products and devices for toileting and showering. Inconsistencies in terminology make comparisons between studies difficult, and therefore affect the quality of evidence available to policy makers, researchers and clinicians. Providing clear definitions and descriptions of assistive technologies, products and devices for toileting and showering under investigation is encouraged.
Keyword Assistive devices
Assistive products
AT
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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