User Perspectives on the Service Delivery of Complex Power Wheelchairs.
Occup Ther Health Care
montana; missoula; SPH
The purpose of this study was to explore users' perspectives on power wheelchair service delivery and understand their involvement in the equipment trial and selection process. Five power wheelchair users participated in. Responses and interview data analysis supported four main themes describing variability in the evaluation practices of the provider team, how consumers' participation goals were impacted by equipment usability, consumer involvement in equipment selection influenced satisfaction, and illustrated the complexities in the service delivery process. The conclusion suggests consumer involvement in the trial and selection process may contribute to power wheelchair outcome usability, satisfaction, and occupational engagement.
Balser, Amanda E; Howell, Dana M; and O'Brien, Shirley P, "User Perspectives on the Service Delivery of Complex Power Wheelchairs." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 4353.