Title: Changing everyday activities and technology use in mild cognitive impairment
Authors : Hedman, Annicka
Nygård, Louise
Malinowsky, Camilla
Almkvist, Ove
Kottorp, Anders Börje Mauritz
Published in : British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume(Issue) : 79
Issue : 2
Pages : 111
Pages to: 119
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sage
Issue Date: 2015
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Longitudinal study; Activity of daily living; Leisure activity; Occupational therapy; Disease progression; Dementia
Subject (DDC) : 615.8515: Occupational therapy
616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Introduction: Knowledge of the conditions under which older adults facing cognitive decline engage in everyday activities is of major importance for occupational therapists in designing supportive interventions. This study aimed to investigate perceived activity involvement over time and its longitudinal relationship to perceived ability to use everyday technology in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Method: Thirty-seven older adults with mild cognitive impairment at inclusion were assessed over 4 years. Overall and item-specific activity involvement were analyzed using mixed-linear-effect modeling and differential item functioning. Furthermore, overall activity involvement and ability in everyday technology use were correlated. Results: Overall activity involvement decreased significantly over time. When adjusting for declining ability in the sample, actual differential item functioning indicated descending involvement in seven of 15 activities, while eight activities were stable. All leisure activities descended. The positive correlations between activity involvement and ability in everyday technology use became stronger over time. Conclusion: Variations across activities and time-points suggest that occupational therapists should repeatedly monitor the increasingly associated aspects of activity involvement and ability to use everyday technology in persons with cognitive decline.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1177/0308022615586800
ISSN: 0308-0226
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8398
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