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Comparing satisfaction with occupational performance using a pushrim-activated power-assisted wheelchair and a power wheelchair among task-specific power wheelchair users

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dc.contributor.supervisor Quanbury, Arthur (Occupational Therapy) Ripat, Jacqueline (Occupational Therapy) en
dc.contributor.author Giesbrecht, Edward Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-12T17:47:11Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-12T17:47:11Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07-12T17:47:11Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/263
dc.description.abstract The manual wheelchair (MWC) and power wheelchair (PWC) each present advantages and disadvantages to participation and occupational performance. Consequently, some individuals choose to use both devices, depending upon the activity. A pushrim-activated, power-assisted wheelchair (PPW) may provide an alternative to the PWC for these users. This study utilized a two-phase, mixed methods design, comparing the performance and satisfaction of wheelchair users carrying out self-selected activities with their current PWC and with a PPW. There was no statistically significant difference in outcome measures between the PWC and PPW; however, many participants reported a preference for the PWC. Less accessible environments, particularly when transporting a wheelchair, were identified as opportunities for PPW use. Rather than replacing the PWC for all of their identified activities, participants indicated the PPW improved upon the MWC. As a result, participants expressed a willingness to try more (and new) activities, including some previously performed with the PWC. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Wheelchair en
dc.subject PAPAW en
dc.subject Occupational performance en
dc.subject Participation en
dc.subject Assistive technology en
dc.title Comparing satisfaction with occupational performance using a pushrim-activated power-assisted wheelchair and a power wheelchair among task-specific power wheelchair users en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Medical Rehabilitation en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Quanbury, Arthur (Occupational Therapy) Ripat, Jacqueline (Occupational Therapy) Cooper, Juliette (Occupational Therapy) McIlraith, Audrey (Family Services & Housing, Government of Manitoba) en
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en
dc.description.note October 2006 en


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