W Ben Mortenson
Affiliation: University of British Columbia
- Prevalence and predictors of need for seating intervention and mobility for persons in long-term careMelissa C Bourbonniere
McMaster University, Canada
Can J Aging 26:195-204. 2007..These findings suggest that, where there are dedicated staff and equipment resources, the need for wheel-chair seating intervention can be minimized and independent mobility for long-term care residents maximized...
- Prescribers' experiences with powered mobility prescription among older adultsW Ben Mortenson
Gerontology Research Centre, Harbour Centre 2800, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 5K3
Am J Occup Ther 67:100-7. 2013..The findings suggest that the ways in which powered mobility is funded, provided, and accommodated should be improved so that more older adults have access to these devices and can use them to their full potential...
- Association between mobility, participation, and wheelchair-related factors in long-term care residents who use wheelchairs as their primary means of mobilityW Ben Mortenson
Centre de recherche de l Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1310-5. 2012..To explore how wheelchair-related factors, mobility, and participation are associated in a sample of long-term care residents who use wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility...
- Grey spaces: the wheeled fields of residential careW Ben Mortenson
Centre de recherche de l Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal, Canada
Sociol Health Illn 34:315-29. 2012..The study findings emphasise how wheelchairs constitute capital that governs many fields of practice for residents and staff and suggest how practice and policy might be adjusted...
- Predictors of mobility among wheelchair using residents in long-term careW Ben Mortenson
Centre de recherche de l Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1587-93. 2011..Based on the Matching Person to Technology Model, we hypothesized that wheelchair-related, personal, and environmental factors would be independent predictors of mobility...
- Perceptions of power mobility use and safety within residential facilitiesWilliam B Mortenson
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Rehabilitation Services, University of British Columbia Hospital
Can J Occup Ther 72:142-52. 2005..Despite these benefits, the risks associated with power mobility use raise serious concerns in residential facilities...
- The wheelchair procurement process: perspectives of clients and prescribersW Ben Mortenson
Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Can J Occup Ther 75:167-75. 2008..Increasing choices in assistive technology have made the process of procuring a wheelchair more complex and challenging...
- Issues for the selection of wheelchair-specific activity and participation outcome measures: a reviewWilliam B Mortenson
Occupational Therapy, Long Term Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1177-86. 2008....
- Power and client-centred practice: an insider exploration of occupational therapists' experiencesW Bennett Mortenson
University of British Columbia, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Vancouver, Canada
Can J Occup Ther 73:261-71. 2006..To critically examine this aspect of occupational therapy, an insider study was conducted...
- Overarching principles and salient findings for inclusion in guidelines for power mobility use within residential care facilitiesWilliam B Mortenson
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
J Rehabil Res Dev 43:199-208. 2006..These findings highlight the safety issues that are encountered in residential care settings and suggest some strategies to deal with them...
- Effects of an assistive technology intervention on older adults with disabilities and their informal caregivers: an exploratory randomized controlled trialW Ben Mortenson
Centre de recherche de l Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, PQ, Canada
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 92:297-306. 2013..The aim of this study was to demonstrate experimentally that an assistive technology (AT) intervention improves older AT users' activity performance and satisfaction with activity performance and decreases their caregivers' sense of burden...
- Development and preliminary evaluation of the caregiver assistive technology outcome measureW Ben Mortenson
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of British Columbia, Canada
J Rehabil Med 47:412-8. 2015..Assistive technology is often recommended with the aim of increasing user independence and reducing the burden on informal caregivers. However, until now, there has been no tool to measure the outcomes of this process for caregivers...
- Reliability and validity of the telephone administration of the wheelchair outcome measure (WhOM) for middle-aged and older users of power mobility devicesClaudine Auger
Research Centre, Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal, 4565 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Rehabil Med 42:574-81. 2010..To examine the measurement properties of the tele-phone administration of the Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM)...
- How assistive technology use by individuals with disabilities impacts their caregivers: a systematic review of the research evidenceW Ben Mortenson
Centre de recherche de l Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 91:984-98. 2012..However, confidence in this causal connection is limited because of the study designs that were used. This undermines the understanding of the impacts of assistive technology use on the users' informal caregivers...
- Commentary on "ICF from an occupational therapy perspective in adult care: An integrative literature review"W Ben Mortenson
Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Scand J Occup Ther 19:464-5. 2012..We also offer a point of clarification about the Wheelchair Outcome Measure, which was identified incorrectly as the only wheelchair specific measure that could measure activity and participation...
- Measurement properties of the late life disability index among individuals who use power wheelchairs as their primary means of mobilityW Ben Mortenson
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Electronic address
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 95:1918-24. 2014..To examine the reliability, validity, and factor structure of the Late Life Disability Instrument (LLDI) in individuals who use power wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility...
- Measuring wheelchair intervention outcomes: development of the wheelchair outcome measureWilliam B Mortenson
Long Term Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, Canada
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2:275-85. 2007..As no existing tool can provide individualized goal-oriented measure of outcome after wheelchair prescription, a research project was undertaken to create the Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM)...