We are seeking volunteers to participate in a study to further develop an evaluation tool for home modification practice. 

What is the purpose of this study?

Home modifications are a common service for older adults and people with a disability and have the potential to enhance independence, safety and well-being. Occupational therapists who provide home modifications however have few tools to guide their practice. The Dimensions of Home Measure provides a tool for therapists to understand their client’s experience of home and the impact of the modifications on their life. The development of this tool will provide therapists and home modification services with information to improve their practice and put the client’s needs and experience first. 

Who can participate?

We are seeking people over 18 years who have some support (paid or unpaid) in their home or who use equipment or have had home modifications in their home.  

This would include having help with cleaning, shopping, showering, using any equipment (wheelchair, walker, hoist) or having modifications such as grab rails, a ramp or lift installed.

What does the study involve?

  1. Completing some background questions and the Dimensions of Home Measure online, over the phone or via mail, depending on your preference. It is expected this will take approximately 10-15minutes.  

 

What will you receive?

To thank you for your time, researchers will offer you the opportunity to go into a prize draw for one of five $100 gift vouchers.  

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. 

If you would like to participate onlinesimply follow the link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DOHMstudy) and complete the questionnaire. 

If you would like to know more about the study or complete the questionnaire over the phone or have it mailed to you please contact Dr Tammy Aplin, email: t.aplin1@uq.edu.auor phone:  07 3365 2649.