The provision of feedback through computer-based technology to promote self-managed post-stroke rehabilitation in the home
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AbstractBuilding on previous research findings, this article describes the development of the feedback interfaces for a Personalised Self-Managed Rehabilitation System (PSMrS) for home-based post-stroke rehabilitation using computer-based technology. Method: Embedded within a realistic evaluative methodological approach, the development of the feedback interfaces for the PSMrS involved the incorporation of existing and emerging theories and a hybrid of health and social sciences research and user-centred design methods. Results: User testing confirmed that extrinsic feedback for home-based post-stroke rehabilitation through computer-based technology needs to be personalisable, accurate, rewarding and measurable. In addition, user testing also confirmed the feasibility of using specific components of the PSMrS. Conclusions: A number of key elements are crucial for the development and potential utilisation of technology in what is an inevitable shift towards the use of innovative methods of delivering post-stroke rehabilitation. This includes the specific elements that are essential for the promotion of self-managed rehabilitation and rehabilitative behaviour change; the impact of the context on the mechanisms; and, importantly, the need for reliability and accuracy of the technology.
CitationParker, J., Mawson, S., Mountain, G., Nasr, N., Davies, R. and Zheng, H., (2014). 'The provision of feedback through computer-based technology to promote self-managed post-stroke rehabilitation in the home'. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 9(6), pp. 529-538.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology