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dc.contributor.authorBernatchez, Marie-Claire
dc.contributor.authorPoirier, Christèle
dc.contributor.authorMorales, Ernesto
dc.contributor.authorMaltais, Désirée
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-13T11:59:57Z
dc.date.available2017-12-13T11:59:57Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-30
dc.identifier.issn2013-7087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/111881
dc.description.abstractCaring for a child with cerebral palsy (CP) at home represents a major challenge and can have a significant impact on the caregiver’s physical and psychological well-being. Caregivers and professionals often feel uncomfortable with adolescents’ emerging behaviours. Adolescents’ need for privacy requires a certain level of independence to be achieved. However, the physical environment may cause problems in achieving the required degree of privacy. The main objective of this study was to explore and identify realistic, evidence-based solutions to promote independence and privacy in the bathroom for teenagers with CP. The authors used a two-stage co-design process: the conception of the design solution, followed by validation. The results of this project demonstrate the need to combine original technical aids and environmental settings to create a safe, hygienic environment for the user. The results can guide therapists in their clinical approach to designing washing facilities that meet the hygiene and psychological needs of other adolescents, adults and seniors with mobility impairments.
dc.format.extent19 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCàtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Arquitectura::Disseny::Disseny industrial
dc.subject.lcshCerebral palsied
dc.subject.lcshBathrooms -- Design and construction
dc.subject.otherCerebral palsy
dc.subject.otherAdolescents
dc.subject.otherDesign solution
dc.subject.otherBathroom
dc.subject.otherIndependence
dc.subject.otherPrivacy
dc.titleRethinking the bathroom for adolescents with Cerebral Palsy: an exploratory pilot study addressing privacy and independence
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacParàlisi cerebral
dc.subject.lemacDiscapacitats
dc.subject.lemacCambres de bany
dc.identifier.doi10.17411/jacces.v7i2.119
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of Accessibility and Design for All
local.citation.volume7
local.citation.number2
local.citation.startingPage218
local.citation.endingPage235


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