How to measure home furniture for successful fit of assistive devices

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Background

UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation of the College of Occupational Therapists

Brunel University has developed national guidance for measuring the home environment to enable successful fit of assistive devices.

This was part of a research project funded by an award from the UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation of the College of Occupational Therapists. The research team are members of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Brunel University and the British Polio Fellowship. The research is conducted in collaboration with the Disabled Living Foundation and Shaw Trust and the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust. There were five stages to the research project, with experts in the provision of assistive technology, occupational therapists and service users being asked to take part in different stages.

The guidance is now available online at AskSARA Measurement.pdf

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If you would like to provide us with any feedback about this leaflet or if you have any queries, please contact Dr Georgia Spiliotopoulou at Georgia.spiliotopoulou@brunel.ac.uk or call 01895268827

Research Team:

Dr Georgia Spiliotopoulou (Principal Investigator and Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Department of Clinical Sciences, Brunel University, Georgia.spiliotopoulou@brunel.ac.uk)

Dr Anita Atwal, (Associate Professor, London South Bank University, atwala@lsbu.ac.uk)

Dr Anne McIntyre (Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Department of Clinical Sciences, Brunel University, anne.mcintyre@brunel.ac.uk)

Ms Shirley Russell, Project Worker, British Polio Fellowship, Shirley@britishpolio.org.uk

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