KEY DIMENSIONS OF CLIENT SATISFACTION WITH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A CROSS-VALIDATION OF A CANADIAN MEASURE IN THE NETHERLANDS
Louise Demers, Roelof Wessels, Rhoda Weiss-Lambrou, Bernadette Ska, Luc P. De Witte
The purpose of this study was to conduct a cross-validation of the bidimensional structure of a satisfaction measure with assistive technology. Data were drawn from a follow-up study of 243 subjects who had been administered the Dutch version of the Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with assistive Technology (QUEST). Ratings related to 12 satisfaction items were analysed. Factor analysis results showed that the underlying structure of satisfaction with assistive technology consists of two dimensions related to assistive technology, Device (eight items) and Services (four items), accounting for 40% of the common variance. This finding was consistent with a previous Canadian study and was interpreted as supporting the adequacy and stability of the QUEST measure of satisfaction. Although the structure is delineated, further studies are recommended to support its use in European countries.
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