Title: Associations between performance of activities of daily living and everyday technology use among older adults with mild stage Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment
Authors : Ryd, Charlotta
Nygård, Louise
Malinowsky, Camilla
Öhman, Annika
Kottorp, Anders Börje Mauritz
Published in : Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume(Issue) : 22
Issue : 1
Pages : 33
Pages to: 42
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2014
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Activities in daily life; Assessments of functional ability; Cognitive impairments; Dementia; Occupational therapy
Subject (DDC) : 615.8515: Occupational therapy
616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Background: The use of everyday technology (ET) is important for many activities in daily life (ADL) and can be especially challenging for older adults with cognitive impairments. Objective: The aim was to explore associations between ADL performance and perceived ability to use ET among older adults with mild stage Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). ADL motor and process ability, and ability to use ET were also compared between the groups. Methods: Participants with AD (n = 39) and MCI (n = 28) were included. Associations and group differences were explored with non-parametric statistics. Results: Significant correlations were found between ADL process ability and ET use in both groups (Rs = 0.44 and 0.32, p < 0.05), but for ADL motor ability and ET use, correlations were only found in the MCI group (Rs = 0.51, p < 0.01). The MCI group had significantly higher measures of ADL process ability (p < 0.001) and ET use (p < 0.05). Conclusion: ADL performance ability and perceived ability to use ET are important to consider in evaluations of older adults with cognitive impairments. Group differences indicate that measures of ADL performance ability and ET use are sensitive enough to discriminate the MCI group from the AD group with individually overlapping measures.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.3109/11038128.2014.964307
ISSN: 1103-8128
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8393
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