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Relevans och svårigheter i användandet av vardagsteknik i dagliga aktiviteter hos yngre vuxna
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

People of today live in an information- and technology society and are surrounded by everyday technology in our daily activities in different ways and at different levels of difficulty. Everyday technology (ET) includes a range of products and services from a toaster to more advanced computer systems and services. Previous studies have shown that people with cognitive impairment may experience difficulties in the use of ET in their daily activities. However, there are no studies demonstrating relevance and difficulties with ET for younger adults without cognitive impairment. With this study we wanted to describe relevance and difficulty in the use of ET among younger adults without known cognitive impairments. Interviews were conducted with 40 volunteers with interview instrument ETUQ II (Everyday Technology use Questionnaire), divided into 9 areas that included 116 objects and services. The result showed that the majority of ET is seen as relevant for the group, and that in certain areas, there was a gender difference. It also showed that young adults without cognitive impairments reported and described only a few difficulties in the use of ET. This knowledge including what kind of ET that has higher relevance to the group are valuable for occupational therapists (OT) in supporting clients in the same age with these impairments to enhance their participation in daily activities in society.

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2011. , 34 p.
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Keyword [sv]
Medicin, everyday technology, young adult, gender, activities of daily living
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55435Local ID: c4d0ad6b-fd9c-42c4-abc2-9448996f8b16OAI: diva2:1028817
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
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