Quality of Life Tools to Inform Co-design in the Development of Assistive Technologies for People with Dementia and Their Carers
A number of tools exist to measure quality of life (QoL) for people with dementia (PwD). A selection of existing measures are summarised, obtained from an online literature survey, comprising of scales administered either by healthcare professionals with the PwD (self-report) and/or their carers (proxy report) or from observation. It is suggested that a combination of such tools with user satisfaction questionnaires may provide a way to approach the problem of evaluating Assistive Technology (AT) solutions or inform co-design of technological solutions with PwD and their carers.
KeywordsAssistive Technologies Telecare Ambient Assisted Living User experience Dementia Quality of Life measures Health Technology Assessment
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