Title: Stability of person ability measures in people with acquired brain injury in the use of everyday technology : the test–retest reliability of the Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META)
Authors : Malinowsky, Camilla
Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
Larsson-Lund, Maria
Kottorp, Anders Börje Mauritz
Published in : Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Volume(Issue) : 11
Issue : 5
Pages : 395
Pages to: 399
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 : Brain injury; Occupational therapy; Test–retest reliability; Disability evaluation
Subject (DDC) : 615.8515: Occupational therapy
Abstract: Aim: To evaluate the test–retest reliability of the Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META) in a sample of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). Method: The META was administered twice within a two-week period to 25 people with ABI. A Rasch measurement model was used to convert the META ordinal raw scores into equal-interval linear measures of each participant’s ability to manage everyday technology (ET). Test–retest reliability of the stability of the person ability measures in the META was examined by a standardized difference Z-test and an intra-class correlations analysis (ICC 1). Results: The results showed that the paired person ability measures generated from the META were stable over the test–retest period for 22 of the 25 subjects. The ICC 1 correlation was 0.63, which indicates good overall reliability. Conclusion: The META demonstrated acceptable test–retest reliability in a sample of people with ABI. The results illustrate the importance of using sufficiently challenging ETs (relative to a person’s abilities) to generate stable META measurements over time.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.3109/17483107.2014.968812
ISSN: 1748-3107
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8395
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