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Experiences of Assistive Products and Home Care among Older Clients with and without Dementia in Sweden
Dalarna University, School of Health and Welfare, Medical Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4432-5256
Dalarna University, School of Information and Engineering, Statistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3183-3756
Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge; Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm; Stockholms Sjukhem, Stockholm.
Dalarna University, School of Health and Welfare, Caring Science/Nursing. Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge; Mälardalen University, Västerås.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2511-9502
2022 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 19, no 19, article id 12350Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The purpose was to compare selection, use and outcomes of assistive products among older home care clients with and without dementia in Sweden, and to explore the relations between the use of assistive products and perceptions of home care, loneliness and safety. Self-reported data from 89,811 home care clients aged 65 years or more, of whom 8.9% had dementia, were analysed using regression models. Excluding spectacles, 88.2% of them used assistive products. Respondents without dementia were more likely to use at least one assistive product but less likely to use assistive products for remembering. Respondents with dementia participated less in the selection of assistive products, used less assistive products, and benefited less from them. Users of assistive products were more likely to be anxious and bothered by loneliness, to feel unsafe at home with home care, to experience that their opinions and wishes regarding assistance were disregarded by home care personnel, and to be treated worse by home care personnel. The findings raise concerns about whether the needs for assistive products among home care clients with dementia are adequately provided for. They also indicate a need to strengthen a person-centred approach to providing home care to users of assistive products.

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2022. Vol. 19, no 19, article id 12350
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Sweden, assistive products, assistive technology, dementia, home care, home care services, older adults
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-42859DOI: 10.3390/ijerph191912350ISI: 000868127300001PubMedID: 36231646Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85139937007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-42859DiVA, id: diva2:1704741
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