How would I live with a disability? Expectations of bio-psychosocial consequences and assistive technology use

  title={How would I live with a disability? Expectations of bio-psychosocial consequences and assistive technology use},
  author={Aymeric Parant and Sandrine Schiano-Lomoriello and Francis Marchan},
  journal={Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology},
  pages={681 - 685}
Abstract Purpose: It is widely accepted that social dimensions are crucial when facing a disability. More specifically, a normative incentive to conceal one’s disability, which can lead to abandonment of assistive technology devices (ATD), is often reported. This study seeks to examine this norm. Method: The expected consequences of having a disability were measured using a sample of 549 able-bodied students from three groups. Results: The results showed that the expected consequences of having… 
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