Journal Paper Published on Acceptance of Virtual World Based Practice of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
A paper entitled “Behavioral intention to use a virtual instrumental activities of daily living system among people with stroke,” co-authored by Barron Associates’ Dr. Richard Adams, was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) April 2015 issue. The work covers investigation into the acceptance of a virtual system for practice IADLs among people with stroke. Fourteen people who had sustained a stroke used a virtual world-based system over four sessions to participate in virtual occupations of preparing meals and putting away groceries. To investigate intention to use the technology, participants responded to a questionnaire based on the Technology Acceptance Model and were interviewed about the experience. Analysis of Likert-scale questionnaire results revealed favorable attitudes toward the technology and statistically significant correlations between these attitudes and positive behavioral intention to use. Analysis of qualitative data revealed important themes supporting system use.
Ellington, A., Adams, R., White, M., & Diamond, P. (2015). Behavioral intention to use a virtual instrumental activities of daily living system among people with stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.014373