Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Gender Differences in the Adoption and Use of Assistive Technology (AT) Among Hispanics
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Medical Sciences Campus University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Mental Health / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Gender Differences in the Adoption and Use of Assistive Technology (AT) Among Hispanics
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505192. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7032
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505192. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7032
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

A mixed-method pilot study was conducted to identify the barriers that influence the use of AT among Hispanic men and women. Noted trends in gender differences revealed that women reported more barriers to AT use for instrumental activities of daily living and men for self-care. Women mostly reported barriers related to technology cost, appearance, and social attitude. These findings confirmed the need to conduct a larger study with sufficient power to this study's results.

Primary Author and Speaker: Elsa Orellano Colon