Using nominal group technique to advance power assisted exercise equipment for people with stroke

Young, Rachel, Sage, Karen, Broom, David, Broomfield, Katherine ORCID: 0000-0001-7510-876X, Church, Gavin and Smith, Christine (2021) Using nominal group technique to advance power assisted exercise equipment for people with stroke. Research Involvement and Engagement, 7 (1). Art 68. doi:10.1186/s40900-021-00311-z

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Background Power assisted exercise is accessible and acceptable for people with stroke. The potential for technological advancement of the equipment to improve the user experience has been identified. Involvement of end users and service providers in the design of health technologies is essential in determining how said technology is perceived and adopted. This project invited people with stroke and service providers to influence design features and determine machine selection in the preliminary stages of a codesign research programme. Aims To capture the perspectives of people with stroke and professionals working with people with stroke about proposed digitalisation of power assisted exercise equipment and select machines for prototype development. Methods Nominal group technique was used to capture the perspectives, ideas, preferences and priorities of three stakeholder groups: people with stroke (n = 3, mean age 66 years), rehabilitation professionals (n = 3) and exercise scientists (n = 3). Two questions underpinned the structure of the events; ‘What does an assistive exercise machine need to do to allow the person with stroke to engage in exercise?’ and ‘Which machines would you prioritise for use with People with Stroke?’ Attendees were invited to cast votes to indicate their preferred machines. Findings Synthesis of the data from the NGT identified four domains; software and interface, exercise programme, machine and accessories, setting and service. Three preferred machines from a range of nine were identified through vote counting.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Power assisted exercise; Nominal group technique; People with stroke; Digitalisation; Co-design
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2023 14:26
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2023 14:45

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