W Ben Mortenson

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of need for seating intervention and mobility for persons in long-term care
    Melissa C Bourbonniere
    McMaster University, Canada
    Can J Aging 26:195-204. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Prescribers' experiences with powered mobility prescription among older adults
    W 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
  3. doi request reprint Association between mobility, participation, and wheelchair-related factors in long-term care residents who use wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility
    W 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
  4. doi request reprint Grey spaces: the wheeled fields of residential care
    W Ben Mortenson
    Centre de recherche de l Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal, Canada
    Sociol Health Illn 34:315-29. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of power mobility use and safety within residential facilities
    William B Mortenson
    Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Rehabilitation Services, University of British Columbia Hospital
    Can J Occup Ther 72:142-52. 2005
  6. pmc Overarching principles and salient findings for inclusion in guidelines for power mobility use within residential care facilities
    William B Mortenson
    Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:199-208. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Power and client-centred practice: an insider exploration of occupational therapists' experiences
    W Bennett Mortenson
    University of British Columbia, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Vancouver, Canada
    Can J Occup Ther 73:261-71. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Issues for the selection of wheelchair-specific activity and participation outcome measures: a review
    William B Mortenson
    Occupational Therapy, Long Term Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1177-86. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint The wheelchair procurement process: perspectives of clients and prescribers
    W Ben Mortenson
    Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Can J Occup Ther 75:167-75. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Predictors of mobility among wheelchair using residents in long-term care
    W Ben Mortenson
    Centre de recherche de l Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1587-93. 2011

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of need for seating intervention and mobility for persons in long-term care
    Melissa 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...
  2. doi request reprint Prescribers' experiences with powered mobility prescription among older adults
    W 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...
  3. doi request reprint Association between mobility, participation, and wheelchair-related factors in long-term care residents who use wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility
    W 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...
  4. doi request reprint Grey spaces: the wheeled fields of residential care
    W 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of power mobility use and safety within residential facilities
    William 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...
  6. pmc Overarching principles and salient findings for inclusion in guidelines for power mobility use within residential care facilities
    William 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Power and client-centred practice: an insider exploration of occupational therapists' experiences
    W 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...
  8. doi request reprint Issues for the selection of wheelchair-specific activity and participation outcome measures: a review
    William B Mortenson
    Occupational Therapy, Long Term Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1177-86. 2008
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  9. ncbi request reprint The wheelchair procurement process: perspectives of clients and prescribers
    W 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...
  10. doi request reprint Predictors of mobility among wheelchair using residents in long-term care
    W 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...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of an assistive technology intervention on older adults with disabilities and their informal caregivers: an exploratory randomized controlled trial
    W 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...
  12. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of the telephone administration of the wheelchair outcome measure (WhOM) for middle-aged and older users of power mobility devices
    Claudine 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)...
  13. doi request reprint How assistive technology use by individuals with disabilities impacts their caregivers: a systematic review of the research evidence
    W 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. pmc Measuring wheelchair intervention outcomes: development of the wheelchair outcome measure
    William 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)...