Development of an Assistive Technology Intervention for Community Older Adults Article

Orellano-Colón, EM, Morales, FM, Sotelo, Z et al. (2017). Development of an Assistive Technology Intervention for Community Older Adults . 35(2), 49-66. 10.1080/02703181.2017.1283656

cited authors

  • Orellano-Colón, EM; Morales, FM; Sotelo, Z; Picado, N; Castro, EJ; Torres, M; Rivero, M; Varas, N; Jutai, J

fiu authors

abstract

  • Aim: To explore the use of the Ecological Validity Model as a guiding framework in the provision of a culturally sensitive assistive technology (AT) intervention for community older people. Methods: Twenty-seven Hispanic adults aged 70 years and older and four individuals with expertise in AT participated in a concurrent nested mixed method study where the quantitative method (content validity ratio exercise) was embedded in the dominant qualitative method (focus groups). Results: Findings informed the development of the Assistive Technology Life Enhancement Program (ATLEP), an intervention consisting of seven modules addressing AT devices with culturally sensitive elements. Conclusions: The Ecological Validity Model, as well as the input from older adults, were both effective methodological strategies in tailoring the ATLEP intervention to the needs and circumstances of community-living older people living in Puerto Rico.

publication date

  • April 3, 2017

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 49

end page

  • 66

volume

  • 35

issue

  • 2