Jeffrey Jutai

University of Ottawa, Canada

Jeffrey Jutai works as a Full Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences. He is a Scientist at the Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute, where his Assistive Technology Research lab is located. He obtained an Honours B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Toronto and an M.S. degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). His Ph.D. degree in psychology was received from UBC in 1983. Professor Jutai’s research is focused on studying the factors that affect the outcomes from using assistive technology devices, including how devices are prescribed and how users are educated on how to use them. He directs a program of research on measuring the impact of assistive technologies for persons who have physical and sensory disabilities. He is the coauthor (with Dr. Hy Day) of the Psychosocial impact of assistive devices scale (PIADS). The objectives for the PIADS research program are (1) to investigate the impact of the full range of assistive technologies on the psychological well-being and quality of life of all populations of assistive device users; (2) to predict the adoption, retention, and abandonment of assistive devices; (3) to build and test theory about the psychosocial impact of assistive technology. Dr. Jutai has significant experience and expertise with research syntheses (systematic reviews) in rehabilitation.

Biography Updated on 27 December 2009

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