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dc.contributor.authorHarrand, Jen
dc.contributor.authorBannigan, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-15T22:22:48Z
dc.date.available2016-08-15T22:22:48Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/5302
dc.description.abstract

PURPOSE: A wheelchair can enhance the quality of life of an individual with limited mobility, poor trunk control and stability, by enabling activity and participation and so occupational engagement. High specification wheelchairs which can tilt-in-space enable the position of users to be altered to suit activity and context. Despite tilt-in-space wheelchairs being expensive little is known about their therapeutic value. METHODS: A critical literature review of the evidence was undertaken to evaluate whether the use of tilt-in-space increases occupational engagement. A wide ranging search strategy identified 170 articles which were screened using inclusion criteria. The eligible literature (n = 6) was analysed thematically using open coding. RESULTS: The majority of the participants used tilt-in-space but the data was too heterogeneous to combine. Measures of occupational engagement were not used so the therapeutic value could not be assessed. CONCLUSION: There is a lack of high quality evidence about the therapeutic benefits of tilt-in-space wheelchairs. Given the expense associated with providing these wheelchairs, and the increase in their provision, research is needed to justify provision of high specification wheelchairs to meet the occupational needs of users within the limited resources of health and social care. Implications for Rehabilitation Tilt-in-space wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are an important and essential assistive device for promoting independence and function. Suggests there are benefits for tilt-in-space wheelchairs. Identifies the need for additional large scale research.

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dc.format.extent3 - 12en
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectOccupationen
dc.subjectparticipationen
dc.subjecttilten
dc.subjecttilteden
dc.subjecttiltingen
dc.subjectvariable positionen
dc.subjectvarying positionen
dc.subjectwheelchairen
dc.subjectDisabled Personsen
dc.subjectEquipment Designen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectPostureen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectState Medicineen
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen
dc.subjectWheelchairsen
dc.titleDo tilt-in-space wheelchairs increase occupational engagement: a critical literature review.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24969634en
plymouth.issue1en
plymouth.volume11en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.journalDisabil Rehabil Assist Technolen
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/17483107.2014.932021en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 All current users
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 All current users/Academics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 All current users/Academics/Faculty of Health & Human Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 All current users/Academics/Faculty of Health & Human Sciences/School of Health Professions
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health & Human Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health & Human Sciences/School of Health Professions
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Institute of Health and Community
dc.publisher.placeEnglanden_US
dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
dc.identifier.eissn1748-3115en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3109/17483107.2014.932021en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/under-embargo-all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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