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Title: Enhancing public involvement in assistive technology design research
Author: Williamson, T., Kenney, L., Barker, A., Cooper, G., Good, T., Healey, J., Heller, B., Howard, D., Matthews, M., Prenton, S., Ryan, J. and Smith, C.
Date Published: 2014
Reference: Disability and Rehabilitation Assistive Technology [Epub ahead of print]
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known

Abstract: This article reports on the findings from a within-project evaluation of patient involvement in the development of a new mobility aid. The researchers reported positive benefits in terms of improvements to the new device, making it more likely to be useful to patients, as well as improvements to the design of the subsequent clinical trial. This was thought to lead to better recruitment and retention of trial participants. The researchers’ attitudes to involvement became more positive after witnessing its potential first-hand. The patients involved reported improved confidence, skills and self-esteem and valued being able to contribute to the care of others.

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Categories: health
public health
social care
Designing research
impact on research
impact on service users involved
impact on researchers
impact of public involvement
journal article

Date Entered: 2014/07/15

Date Edited: 2014/07/15

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