Accessibility of Medical Instrumentation for Persons with Disabilities: A National Survey

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161771
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Accessibility of Medical Instrumentation for Persons with Disabilities: A National Survey
Abstract:
Accessibility of Medical Instrumentation for Persons with Disabilities: A National Survey
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Winters, Jill, PhD, RN
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:CON, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881 , USA
Co-Authors:Molly F. Story, MS, Doctoral Student; June I. Kailes, MSW, Disability Rights Advocate; Brenda Premo, MBA, Center Director; R. Sarma Danturthi, PhD, Senior Biomedical Engineer; Jack M. Winters, PhD, Professor
Many people with disabilities are not receiving adequate healthcare. The extent and nature of health services needed by these individuals varies greatly, while they typically require more short- and long-term healthcare services than the non-disabled population. To date, few studies have focused on access, utilization, or usability of medical instrumentation by and for persons with disabilities. Therefore, the purpose of this exploratory study is to identify the nature and scope of obstacles related to medical instrumentation that prevent people with disabilities from receiving appropriate healthcare services. A web-based survey was developed using Delphi technique for use in this study. For those individuals who choose not to complete the survey on the web, paper versions are available, as well as an interviewer who will read the survey to participants. Subjects are currently being recruited via disability-related list-serves and websites, flyers, posters, and personal contacts at independent and assisted living facilities. At least 300 persons are expected to complete the survey. Diverse individuals with a variety of disabilities will be included in the study. Both forced choice items and open-ended questions are included. Descriptive statistics and content analysis will be used to analyze the data. Findings from this study will be used to formulate topics for follow-up focus groups to provide further clarification of the identified issues. Ultimately, these findings will be used to develop and/or refine equipment that will be more accessible for use by persons with disabilities. In addition, the findings will be used to address policy issues with respect to access to healthcare for persons with disabilities.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAccessibility of Medical Instrumentation for Persons with Disabilities: A National Surveyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161771-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Accessibility of Medical Instrumentation for Persons with Disabilities: A National Survey</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Winters, Jill, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881 , USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Molly F. Story, MS, Doctoral Student; June I. Kailes, MSW, Disability Rights Advocate; Brenda Premo, MBA, Center Director; R. Sarma Danturthi, PhD, Senior Biomedical Engineer; Jack M. Winters, PhD, Professor </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Many people with disabilities are not receiving adequate healthcare. The extent and nature of health services needed by these individuals varies greatly, while they typically require more short- and long-term healthcare services than the non-disabled population. To date, few studies have focused on access, utilization, or usability of medical instrumentation by and for persons with disabilities. Therefore, the purpose of this exploratory study is to identify the nature and scope of obstacles related to medical instrumentation that prevent people with disabilities from receiving appropriate healthcare services. A web-based survey was developed using Delphi technique for use in this study. For those individuals who choose not to complete the survey on the web, paper versions are available, as well as an interviewer who will read the survey to participants. Subjects are currently being recruited via disability-related list-serves and websites, flyers, posters, and personal contacts at independent and assisted living facilities. At least 300 persons are expected to complete the survey. Diverse individuals with a variety of disabilities will be included in the study. Both forced choice items and open-ended questions are included. Descriptive statistics and content analysis will be used to analyze the data. Findings from this study will be used to formulate topics for follow-up focus groups to provide further clarification of the identified issues. Ultimately, these findings will be used to develop and/or refine equipment that will be more accessible for use by persons with disabilities. In addition, the findings will be used to address policy issues with respect to access to healthcare for persons with disabilities. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:27:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:27:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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