An electric scooter simulation program for training the driving skills of stroke patients with mobility problems: a pilot study

M.J.A. Jannink, C. Victrorien Erren-Wolters, Alexander C. de Kort, Herman van der Kooij

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Abstract

This paper describes an electric scooter simulation program and a first evaluation study in which we explored if it is possible to train the driving skills of future users of electric mobility scooters by means of an electric scooter simulation program in addition to conventional electric scooter training. Within this explorative study, 10 stroke survivors were randomly assigned to either the control (n = 5) or the electric scooter simulation intervention group (n = 5). Participants were assessed twice on the functional evaluating rating scale. During the followup measurement, subjective experiences regarding both forms of electric scooter training were elicited by a questionnaire. After a training period of 5 weeks, both groups improved on the Functional Evaluation Rating Scale. It can be concluded that the patients with stroke were satisfied with the electric scooter simulation training.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)751-754
Number of pages4
JournalCyberPsychology & behavior
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • METIS-253414
  • IR-67153

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