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dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Colleen
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Maggie
dc.contributor.authorHarney-Levine, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorWright, Dave
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Elizabeth A.
dc.contributor.authorHwang, Faustina
dc.contributor.authorAstell, Arlene
dc.identifier.citationMcGrath , C , Ellis , M , Harney-Levine , S , Wright , D , Williams , E A , Hwang , F & Astell , A 2017 , ' Investigating the enabling factors influencing occupational therapists’ adoption of assisted living technology ' , British Journal of Occupational Therapy , vol. 80 , no. 11 , pp. 668-675 .
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:D0DFD4A83ADA4A85452D141381350D1C
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7957-022X/work/37191002
dc.descriptionThis research was funded through the Technology Strategy Board. File #TS/10002010/1.en
dc.description.abstractIntroduction:  Research into technology adoption has focused on older adults' motivations, with less exploration of the perspective of healthcare providers, including occupational therapists, who are often described as the gatekeepers to assisted living technology. Method:  This qualitative study utilized semi-structured interviews and focus groups with 20 occupational therapists in England and Scotland. The goal was to identify those enabling factors necessary for occupational therapists to adopt assisted living technology. Results:  Five themes emerged regarding the enablers needed to support the adoption of assisted living technology by occupational therapists, including: (1) a positive client-therapist relationship; (2) affordability; (3) time; (4) increased awareness, education, and training; and (5) usability features of the assisted living technology. Conclusion:  With an aging population and the increasing role that technology is playing globally in older adults' lives, it has never been more important for occupational therapists to harness the potential of new, developing, and existing technologies to support people to live and age as well as possible. To accomplish this, however, requires that occupational therapists are equipped with the time, training, and education necessary to offer their clients assisted living technologies that are client-centered, usable, and affordable.
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Occupational Therapyen
dc.subjectOccupational therapistsen
dc.subjectTechnology adoptionen
dc.subjectAssisted living technologyen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectT Technology (General)en
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titleInvestigating the enabling factors influencing occupational therapists’ adoption of assisted living technologyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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