Comparison of two prompting methods in guiding people with traumatic brain injury in cooking tasks

Jing Wang, Harshal Mahajan, Pamela Toto, Ashlee McKeon, Michael McCue, Dan Ding

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Abstract

This study aims to examine the effectiveness of two prompting methods (i.e., a paper-based method vs a step-by-step user-controlled method on an iPad mini) in guiding individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through the cooking tasks. Eight individuals with traumatic brain injury participated in this study. They were asked to prepare two meals in their home kitchens following the guidance of the two methods, respectively. Their performance were evaluated using the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills (PASS) tool. The perceived ease-of-use, usefulness, and cognitive loads of the two prompting methods were assessed using a custom questionnaire. In addition, problems of participants in completing the cooking tasks with both prompting methods were categorized. Results showed that four participants completed cooking tasks more independently with the user-controlled prompting method and most participants preferred the user-controlled method to paper-based prompting. Recommendations for future development of prompting methods were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Homes and Health Telematics - 12th International Conference, ICOST 2014, Revised Papers
EditorsSumi Helal, Tao Gu, Mounir Mokhtari, Cathy Bodine, Mounir Mokhtari, Mounir Mokhtari
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages83-92
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319144238
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2014 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8456
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/25/146/27/14

Keywords

  • Cooking tasks
  • Prompting method
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Wang, J., Mahajan, H., Toto, P., McKeon, A., McCue, M., & Ding, D. (2015). Comparison of two prompting methods in guiding people with traumatic brain injury in cooking tasks. In S. Helal, T. Gu, M. Mokhtari, C. Bodine, M. Mokhtari, & M. Mokhtari (Eds.), Smart Homes and Health Telematics - 12th International Conference, ICOST 2014, Revised Papers (pp. 83-92). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8456). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14424-5_9