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  1. Assistive Technology Use among Older Adults with Vision Loss: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Newspapers

    Contributor(s):: Fuchigami, Katharine, McGrath, Colleen, Bengall, Jordana, Kim, Stephanie, Debbie Laliberte, Rudman

    Low vision assistive devices are often positioned as enabling continued social participation and engagement by older adults in everyday activities; however, previous research suggests that the use of such technologies is restricted by various environmental factors. With little attention...

  2. What Patients Prioritize for Research to Improve Their Lives and How Their Priorities Get Dismissed again

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    | Contributor(s):: Groot, B., Haveman, A., Buree, M., Zuijlen, R. V., Zuijlen, J. V., Abma, T.

    Health researchers increasingly work with patients in a participatory fashion. Active patient involvement throughout the research process can provide epistemic justice to patients who have often only had an informant role in traditional health research. This study aims to conduct participatory...

  3. Impacts of Mobility Dogs on Kinematics during Ambulation: A Quantitative Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Altman, K., Glumm, S., Stainton, K., Herlache-Pretzer, E., Webster, S., Winkle, M. Y.

    While prior research has explored various physiological consequences associated with assistive device use for ambulation, limited research has specifically explored the impact of mobility dog partnership on human kinematics. This descriptive study examined the impact of mobility dog partnership...

  4. Assistance dogs in occupational therapy practice: A survey of Australian occupational therapists' experiences and recommendations

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, K. W., Young, J., Williams, L. J., Nottle, C.

  5. Australian occupational therapists' knowledge of the purpose, scope, and funding of assistance dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Iong, K. K., Bould, E., Lalor, A., Callaway, L.

  6. Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    | Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan

    There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...

  7. Expounding the rehabilitation service for acquired visual impairment contingent on assistive technology acceptance

    | Contributor(s):: Kan, C. R., Wang, C. Y.

    Purpose: Globally, approximately 285 million people have visual impairments, with over 39 million people having full blindness. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, assistive devices such as service dogs, braille reading devices, and white canes have aided those with visual impairments. From...

  8. Effects of a trained mobility assistance dog on upper extremity muscular effort during wheelchair propulsion on tiled and carpeted floors in individuals with a spinal cord injury

    | Contributor(s):: Martin-Lemoyne, V., Vincent, C., Boutros, G. E. H., Routhier, F., Gagnon, D. H.

  9. Accessibility of Assistive Technologies as a Factor in the Successful Realization of the Labor Potential of Persons with Disabilities: Russia’s Experience

    | Contributor(s):: Aleksandrova, Olga, Nenakhova, Yulia

  10. Pain, fatigue, function and participation among long-term manual wheelchair users partnered with a mobility service dog

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Gagnon, D. H., Dumont, F.

  11. Beyond the Benefits of Assistance Dogs: Exploring Challenges Experienced by First-Time Handlers

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    | Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Bendrups, D., Howell, T., Bennett, P.

  12. Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Fausak, E. D.

  13. Visually Impaired People in Iran: Cultural and Environmental Effects on Orientation and Mobility Services

    | Contributor(s):: Taheri-Araghi, M.

  14. Some Thoughts about Acquiring and Learning to Use a Dog Guide

    | Contributor(s):: Lambert, Robert M.

  15. Musings of Someone in the Disability Support Services Field for Almost 40 Years

    | Contributor(s):: Goodin, Sam

  16. Pain, fatigue, function and participation among long-term manual wheelchair users partnered with a mobility service dog

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Gagnon, D. H., Dumont, F.

  17. Use of and disparities in access to adaptive devices among U.S. adults with age-related eye diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Gibson, D. M.

  18. The Impact of Service Dogs on Engagement in Occupation among Females with Mobility Impairments: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

    | Contributor(s):: Ellen Herlache-Pretzer, Melissa Y. Winkle, Rachel Csatari, Alyssa Kolanowski, Amy Londry, Rachel Dawson

    It is becoming more common for people with disabilities to procure service dogs as a form of assistive technology (AT). However, there is little qualitative research examining the impact of service dogs on engagement in valued daily activities (occupations) among persons with mobility...

  19. To What Extent Can the Use of a Mobility Assistance Dog Reduce Upper Limb Efforts When Manual Wheelchair Users Ascend a Ramp?

    | Contributor(s):: Martin-Lemoyne, Valérie, Gagnon, Dany H., Routhier, François, Poissant, Lise, Tousignant, Michel, Corriveau, Hélène, Vincent, Claude

  20. Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.