The Special Session focuses on outcomes of power mobility as reported by older users. Knowledge about outcomes is of utmost importance, since the final aim of all kinds of assistive device development and implementation processes is to create positive outcomes of device use for the individual user. The Special Session comprises longitudinal pre-post studies from Canada and the Nordic countries showing effectiveness and subjective well-being outcomes of power mobility after four months to one year of use. Effectiveness outcomes concern participation in real life, while aspects of subjective well-being for example are depression and satisfaction with the device. The studies in this session document the actual outcomes of power mobility interventions, yet some of the studies mainly focus on methodological issues.
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