Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Exploring Assistive Technology (AT) Decision-Making Among Older Adults (OA) Aging in Place
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Brenau University, Gainesville, GA, USA
  • Brenau University, Gainesville, GA, USA
  • Brenau University, Gainesville, GA, USA
  • Brenau University, Gainesville, GA, USA
  • Brenau University, Gainesville, GA, USA
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Exploring Assistive Technology (AT) Decision-Making Among Older Adults (OA) Aging in Place
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505205. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8609
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505205. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8609
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

AT can help OA age in place. OT practitioners should consider how OA make decisions about AT, since OAs’ general decision-making process and strategy differs from that of younger adults. This exploratory qualitative design used semistructured interviews to explore OA decision-making regarding AT. Findings from the seven community-dwelling OAs generally supported Löckenhoff’s older-adult decision-making model.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kay Graham

Contributing Authors: Morgan Robinson, Mary Salter, Molly McLaughlin, Hannah Ikeler