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The views and meanings of wheelchair use in elderly stroke survivors.

Technology Aging : Quality of Life.

Author: Barker, D. J., Reid, D., Cott, C., Fernie, G.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2001


In this qualitative study, elderly stroke survivors who used wheelchairs in their homes and community were interviewed to investigate their lived experience. All participants were living with a spouse who was the main caregiver. The findings showed that the wheelchair and its use was viewed positively by the participants. They could identify difficulties relating to using a wheelchair but recognised that it was a necessity. Many expressed that they wished they did not have to use it.

Further Details

Pages: 10-16
Num Vols: 1
Publish Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Publisher: International Conference on Technology and Aging.
Accession Number: 14.8.02
Keywords: assistive deviceoldermobilitycarer
Reads: 149