The use of technical aids by elderly persons in The Netherlands: an application of the Andersen and Newman model.

@article{Klerk1997TheUO,
  title={The use of technical aids by elderly persons in The Netherlands: an application of the Andersen and Newman model.},
  author={Marry de Klerk and Robbert Huijsman and Juliet McDonnell},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={1997},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={
          365-73
        }
}
In this article, variables were identified that are able to explain the use of technical aids by elderly people. The model developed by Andersen and Newman (1973) formed the basis for this research. Data were gathered from 498 randomly selected elderly people who were single, 75 years or older, and living independently. Whether or not elderly people use mobility aids or technical aids for basic activities of daily living (ADLs) is mainly predicted by need (functional status, chronic illnesses… CONTINUE READING