Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:00 PM- Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:00 PM
Lead/Instructor: Abbas H. Quamar (California State University San Bernardino)*; Diane M Collins (UTMB); Harshal Mahajan (2Living in Interactive Future Environments (LIFE) Home Research Center, University of Illinois)
Utilizing internet-Connected Assistive Devices (iCAD) like smartphones, tablets, apps, etc. have become indispensable for completing Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) for People with Disabilities (PWD). The COPING global online study was conducted to assess how well PWD were coping with meeting everyday functional needs during COVID-19. The first self-report outcome measure for assessing satisfaction with performing IADLs for PWD using iCAD, titled the Electronic Instrumental activities of daily living satisfaction assessment (EISA), was used in this study. The study compared IADL performance between people with and without disabilities and explored possible correlations of IADL performance with demographic variables.