A National Survey of Accessibility of Medical Instrumentation
Proceedings of the RESNA 2004 International Conference
Medical Subject Headings
Needs Assessment; Self-Help Devices; Disabled Persons; Durable Medical Equipment; Delivery of Health Care; Surveys and Questionnaires
The RERC on Accessible Medical Instrumentation evaluates and develops methods and technologies to increase accessibility and usability of diagnostic, therapeutic, and procedural healthcare equipment, and associated assistive technologies, for people with disabilities. This paper outlines the methods employed in creating the national survey designed to assess difficulties people with disabilities have experienced as patients using medical instrumentation for healthcare, describes strategies employed to recruit a diverse national sample, and presents preliminary results from the survey.
Winters, J.M.W., Story, M.F., Barnekow, K., Premo, B., Kailes, J.I,. Schwier, E., & Winters, J.M. (2004). A national survey of accessibility of medical instrumentation. Proceedings of the RESNA 2004 International Annual Conference. Arlington, VA: RESNA Press.