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dc.contributor.authorHoenig, Helen
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Frances
dc.contributor.authorCaves, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorSprigle, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-08T21:21:53Z
dc.date.available2011-02-08T21:21:53Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/36853
dc.descriptionPresented at the RESNA Annual Conference, June 26–30, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the accuracy of new wheelchair user predictions about their future wheelchair use. We used an existing database of 71 new manual wheelchair users with data obtained at baseline, 3-­‐ and 6-‐months to examine the specificity, sensitivity, positive and negative predictive value of user predictions about anticipated amount and locations of wheelchair use. At 3-­‐months, the correlation between predicted and actual use was strong, with 90% of those who thought they would still be using the wheelchair still using it, and 60% of those who said they would not be using it indeed were not using the wheelchair. By 6-­‐months the predictive utility diminished substantially. Only 70% of subjects accurately predicted their continued use, while only 50% correctly predicted they would not be using their wheelchairs. This study demonstrates the importance of better understanding the potential mismatch between the anticipated and actual patterns of wheelchairs use.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectMobility disabilityen_US
dc.subjectWheelchairsen_US
dc.subjectSelf help devicesen_US
dc.subjectPredictive modelen_US
dc.subjectDelivery of health careen_US
dc.subjectStatistical modelen_US
dc.subjectPrognosisen_US
dc.titleThe Accuracy Of New Wheelchair User Predictions About Their Future Wheelchair Useen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access


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