Enhancing older people’s activity and participation with socially assistive robots: a multicentre quasi-experimental study using the ICF framework

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Title: Enhancing older people’s activity and participation with socially assistive robots: a multicentre quasi-experimental study using the ICF framework
Authors: Obayashi, KazukoKodate, NaonoriMasuyama, Shigeru
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12130
Date: 14-Oct-2018
Online since: 2021-04-29T06:42:40Z
Abstract: Socially assistive robots (SARs) are seen as part of a pragmatic solution to addressing the increasing demands, shortage of care workers and to realizing the potential of optimum integrated care. Yet their effectiveness and impact on older people’s care, activities and participation are still unknown. A total of 67 people aged 65 and over participated in a 24-week-long, quasi-experimental study in five residential nursing homes in Japan. The personalized care plan and targets were created based on the framework of the WHO’s International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF). Three types of socially assistive robots were used. The participants in the robot intervention groups showed greater improvements in their scores for targeted activities and participation than the control group. Statistically significant improvements were observed in communication, self care, and social life. SARs have great potential for improving older people’s quality of life. With further research, the use of these robots by older people could be considered as a serious option in the future. In addition, the ICF framework can be utilized further for measuring the effects of introducing SARs on older people’s quality of life.
Funding Details: Universal Accessibility Evaluation Organization Japan
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Advanced Robotics
Volume: 32
Issue: 22
Start page: 1207
End page: 1216
Copyright (published version): 2018 Taylor & Francis and The Robotics Society of Japan
Keywords: RoboticsHealthAssistive roboticsAgeing in placeFunctioningDisabilitiesCompanion robotNursing careSyptomsTool
DOI: 10.1080/01691864.2018.1528176
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 0169-1864
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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