The Role of Assistive Devices in Promoting Health and Reducing Secondary Conditions for Persons with Spina Bifida

January 31, 2003

Principle Investigator: Kurt Johnson, PhD
Institution: University of Washington
Approximate Year 1 Funding: $145,500.00
RTOI #: 2003-04-02

The study proposes to evaluate individuals with spina bifida between the ages of 16 and 26 in four separate projects:

  1. Estimate the prevalence of the use of assistive technologies
  2. Estimate the cost of mobility and personal assistive devices
  3. Describe the relationships among current assistive technology utilization, unmet needs, depression, and participation
  4. Create exemplary case studies that could be useful to others