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An evaluation of the Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale

By Phil Palmer, Clive Thursfield and Simon Judge

Abstract

The West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre (WMRC) is responsible for the National Health Service provision and maintenance of Environmental Control Equipment to patients across the West Midlands Region, England. It is important to measure outcome of provision using a paradigm that has meaning for those patients. The Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale is a 26-item, self-rating questionnaire designed to measure user perceptions of how assistive devices affect quality of life. This outcome measure is being evaluated in the West Midland

Publisher: IOS Press
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:10287

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