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Assisted ambulation and activities for persons with profound multiple disabilities: assessing different ambulation levels.

Authors
  • Lancioni, G E
  • Mantini, M
  • Groeneweg, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perceptual and motor skills
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2001
Volume
92
Issue
3 Pt 1
Pages
930–932
Identifiers
PMID: 11453225
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two participants with profound multiple disabilities were exposed to two occupational situations, which included 1-min. and 3-min. robot-assisted ambulation prior to each activity, respectively. Analysis showed participants' mean percentages of engagement time (session time they spent ambulating or manipulating objects) were well above 90 in both situations. The amount of deviant behavior was somewhat higher in the latter occupational situation for one participant. Implications of the findings were discussed.

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