Prescribers’ experience of active wheelchair provisioning in Sweden: Analysis of a postal questionnaire

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Prescribers’ experience of active wheelchair provisioning in Sweden: Analysis of a postal questionnaire

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dc.contributor.author Krantz, Oskar
dc.contributor.author Persson, Dennis
dc.contributor.author Lindgren, Björn
dc.contributor.author Bolin, Kristian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-27T12:01:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-27T12:01:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 191-204 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1055-4181 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13858
dc.description.abstract The experience of prescription of active rigid-frame ultra light-weight wheelchairs was reported, using data on 278 prescribers in Sweden. Data was interpreted within the theoretical framework of MPT: Matching Person and Technology. This framework contains three reciprocal components: (1) user/consumer preferences; (2) critical features of the technology; and (3) environment and psychosocial setting. A purpose of the MPT model is to identify barriers to assistive technology use. The chi2-test was used to analyse the importance of prescriber characteristics for prescribing behaviour. Prescribers with longer experience emphasised both their influence on user’s life-style and cost-related issues over wheelchair trends. Longer experience and responsibility for more users were also associated with perceived easiness of obtaining information on new products. In general, prescribers emphasised self-image, design, appearance and aesthetics. However, prescribers perceived local regulations that limit the options as one barrier. Another barrier was lack of practice due to few annual prescriptions. The major source of information was manufacturer marketing. Thus, even though prescribers may have wanted to prescribe a user-matched wheelchair, they may have lacked the possibility to do so due to: (1) lack of practice and/or specialized knowledge; and (2) narrow regulations; both pertaining to the political decisions of municipality governments. en_US
dc.language.iso swe en_US
dc.publisher IOS Press en_US
dc.subject appearance en_US
dc.subject assistive device en_US
dc.subject disability en_US
dc.subject MPT (Matching Person and Technology) en_US
dc.subject regulation en_US
dc.subject self-image en_US
dc.subject technical aid en_US
dc.subject SUSA
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Prescribers’ experience of active wheelchair provisioning in Sweden: Analysis of a postal questionnaire en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.identifier.url http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=3&hid=123&sid=3928c5c8-dd6e-49bc-9ebc-03487d7175ab%40sessionmgr113&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=afh&AN=67655677 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Technology and Disability;4
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 23 en_US
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