Evaluations of two instruments targeting the ability to use everyday technology

This project aims at systematically evaluating and improving the psychometric properties of the instruments Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ) and Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META), for people with different diagnoses, e.g. MCI or AD, in order to ready them for use in designing, conducting, and evaluating intervention outcomes. In the Danish sub-studies, the focus is on people with COL.


The project features:

  • test-retest studies;
  • investigations of concurrent validity by comparing outcomes, i.e. self-rated vs. observed ability, and other variables of interest (e.g. activity engagement);
  • comparison of proxy-reports vs. self-reports;
  • evaluating sensitivity and responsiveness by developing potential cut-off scores to enable prediction of sensitivity/specificity in relation to diagnosis and other functional and individual outcomes directly from clinical assessments;
  • further investigation of validity in response processes by cognitive interviewing. 

One project has its focus on technologies used in eHealth activities (Elin Jakobsson). In another project we have developed the ETUQ as an application for smartphone and tablets in collaboration with Denmark (Tina Helle and SnappApp). This application is evaluated by Elin Jakobsson.


Camilla Malinowsky together with Louise Nygård, Anders Kottorp (Malmö University/KI)


Tina Helle (UCN Ålborg, Danmark), Jenny Jamnadas Khoda, Sara Bartels, and students e.g. from the European master programme.

Earlier also Brittmari Uppgard, Monica Pantzar, Cecilia Bråkenhielm Olsson, Ann-Helen Patomella.


Elin Jakobsson, Rina Kaptain


Swedish Research Council (VR), FORTE, Interdem, EU Marie Slodowska Curie ETN

Earlier also The Doctoral School in Health Care Sciences at KI (NFO), Strategiska Forskningsområdet Vård (SFO-V), Stockholm County Council (ALF).


A list of publications on ETUQ and META can be found on their webpages.