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  1. Analysis of Existing Instruments (cont.)
  2. Assessment Process Model
  3. Assessment Framework: Activities
  4. Investigation
  5. 1. Activity Goals
  6. 2. Mediating Factors
  7. 3. Characteristics of Existing Conditions: “What”
  8. 4. P-E Transactions: “How Well” or “How Much”
  9. 5. Attributions: “Why”
  10. Assessment Framework: Interpretation

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Analysis of Existing Instruments (cont.)

  1. In-Depth Analysis of 25 Instruments
    1. Identified a representative sample of instruments across each of the 6 purposes identified (work accommodation, job analysis, computer access, home modification, educational accommodation, functional capacity)
    2. Deconstructed 20 instruments to develop a conceptual framework for categorizing information
    3. Revised and adapted framework
    4. Validated framework with 5 instruments
  2. Analyzed 10 work-related instruments (job, computer, workplace)
Graphics: Photos of seniors with a stepped entrance and an inaccessible bathtub.

Slide 12 of 28

Assessment Process Model

Graphic depicting flow model of the assessment process. Process begins with Problems (Activity Goals), is examined according to person, place, and performance to identify usability factors. The usability factors then define what the usability requirements of the potential interventions should be. Mediating factors then influence decision making before a best-fit solution is determined.


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Assessment Framework: Activities

This table depicts the information that feeds into the assessment process. Across the top, rendering as columns, assessment activities are divided into Characterization of Problems (Investigation), Analysis of Problems (Interpretation), and Management of Problems (Intervention). Each of these categories is further broken down into sub activities which will be explained in the slides to follow. The categories are all crosscut by person, place, and performance, rendered as rows in the table.

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Investigation

  1. The primary activity of all assessment instruments
  2. Characterized by the acquisition of five types of information:
    1. Activity goals
    2. Mediating factors
    3. Characteristics of existing conditions
    4. Person-environment transactions
    5. Attributions

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Activity Goals


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2. Mediating Factors

  1. Individual/Family/Caregiver Contributions
    1. Preferences
    2. Cultural, spiritual beliefs, values
  2. Employer/Organizational and Situational
    1. Preferences
    2. Regulations and policies
    3. Existing equipment, technologies, furniture
    4. Support
    5. Financing (e.g., decisions by third party payers)
  3. External Contributions
    (extrinsic to and outside the control of the individual, practitioner or other members of the accommodations team)
    1. Legal restrictions – building codes, safety regulations
    2. Cost & Availability of equipment and/or training

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3. Characteristics of Existing Conditions: “What”


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4. P-E Transactions: “How Well” or “How Much”


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5. Attributions: “Why”


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Assessment Framework: Interpretation

Slide reiterates the assessment framework table. This table depicts the information that feeds into the assessment process. Across the top, rendering as columns, assessment activities are divided into Characterization of Problems (Investigation), Analysis of Problems (Interpretation), and Management of Problems (Intervention). Each of these categories is further broken down into sub activities which will be explained in the slides to follow. The categories are all crosscut by person, place, and performance, rendered as rows in the table.



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