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Table 4 Ranking of factors identified by both HCPs and P&Cs for design of an ideal AT

From: Translation of evidence-based Assistive Technologies into stroke rehabilitation: users’ perceptions of the barriers and opportunities

Ranking factors for design of an ideal AT HPC rank P&C rank
Good research evidence 1 5
Easy to set up and use 2 1
Low risk of harm 3 3
Comfortable 4 2
Durable and reliable (does not breakdown) 5 4
Value for money 6 8
For use mainly unsupervised at home 7 7
Fun 8 6
For use mainly under supervision of a HCP 9 9
Attractive appearance 10 10
  1. (Responses were weighted so that the factors identified as most important were scored 1 and those of least importance scored 10).