뇌병변 및 지체 장애아의 보조공학기기 사용 만족도와 심리사회적 영향과의 관련성
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- 보조공학기기 사용 만족도 보조공학기기 심리사회적 영향 장애아.
- Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the association between satisfaction with assistive technology devices and psychosocial impact among some handicapped childen.
Methods: The study subjects were 120 handicapped childen and their primary caregivers who were using rental assistive technology devices in Gwangju and Jeollanam-Do. Data were collected by structured questionnaire composed of general characteristics of subjects, characteristics related with using assistive devices. Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with assistive Technology 2.0 (QUEST 2.0) and Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Device Scale (PIADS). The statistical analysis were performed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA and pearson's correlational analysis.
Results: The total mean score for QUEST 2.0 was 4.08±0.66 (satisfaction with devices, 4.01±0.70; satisfaction with the assistive devices service, 4.14±0.90) and the mean of PIADS was 1.00±0.75 (ability, 0.99±0.78; adaptability, 1.04±0.86; self-respect, 0.99±0.74).
The scores of QUEST were statistically significant differences according to self-rated health of handicapped children, educational level of primary caregivers and usage time of assistive devices. The scores of PIADS was statistically significant difference according to usage time of assistive devices. The psychosocial impact was significantly positive correlated with satisfaction of assistive devices.
Conclusions: The handicapped children reported high level of satisfaction and positive impact of psychosocial aspect with assistive technology devices. It will be necessary to perform further studies for addressing the effects of assistive technology devices.
Key words: Handicapped childen, Psychosocial impact of assistive devices, User satisfaction with assistive technology devices.
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