Measuring the impact of cognitive prosthetics on the daily life of people with dementia and their carers

Franka Meiland, Rose Marie Dröes, Stefan Sävenstedt

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Abstract

Assistive technologies to support persons with dementia and their carers are used increasingly often. However, little is known about the effectiveness of most assistive devices. Much technology is put on the market without having been properly tested with potential end-users. To increase the chance that an assistive device is well accepted and useful for the target group, it is important, especially in the case of disabled persons, to involve potential users in the development process and to evaluate the impact of using the device on them before implementing it in the daily care and support. When evaluating the impact, decisions have to be made regarding the selection of measuring instruments. Important considerations in the selection process are the underlying domains to be addressed by the assistive technology, the target group and the availability of standardized instruments with good psychometric properties. In this chapter the COGKNOW project is used as a case example to explain how the impact of cognitive prosthetics on the daily lives of people with dementia and their carers can be measured. In COGKNOW a cognitive prosthetic device is being developed to improve the quality of life and autonomy of persons with dementia and to help them to remember and remind, to have social contact, to perform daily activities and to enhance feelings of safety. For all these areas, potential measuring instruments are described. Besides (standardized) measuring instruments, other data collection methods are used as well, such as semi-structured interviews and observations, diaries and in situ measurement. Within the COGKNOW project a first uncontrolled small-scale impact measurement takes place during the development process of the assistive device. However, it is recommended to perform a larger randomized controlled study as soon as the final product is ready to evaluate the impact of the device on persons with dementia and carers before it is released on the market.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages207-220
Number of pages14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Publication series

NameAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
Volume47
ISSN (Print)1610-3947
ISSN (Electronic)2197-8441

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Meiland, F., Dröes, R. M., & Sävenstedt, S. (2010). Measuring the impact of cognitive prosthetics on the daily life of people with dementia and their carers. In Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing (pp. 207-220). (Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing; Vol. 47). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-551-2_14
Meiland, Franka ; Dröes, Rose Marie ; Sävenstedt, Stefan. / Measuring the impact of cognitive prosthetics on the daily life of people with dementia and their carers. Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2010. pp. 207-220 (Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing).
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Meiland F, Dröes RM, Sävenstedt S. Measuring the impact of cognitive prosthetics on the daily life of people with dementia and their carers. In Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing. Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2010. p. 207-220. (Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-551-2_14