The Wheelchair School – A description of the Driving force (Drivkraft) method and its evidence
To describe and substantiate the method of the wheelchair skills training called Driving force (Drivkraft)
Methodological triangulation was done by having three persons observe two wheelchair classes over a period of eight days. Based on these experiences, two semi-structured interviews were held with the developer of the method. Interviews were transcribed, coded and analysed. Literature studies were conducted to find out what evidence could be found on the components of the method.
The wheelchair school, with the Drivning force (Drivkraft) method, was found to be based on an evident ground with the following main components for knowledge translation;
- peer mentor lead – role modelling
- group activities – learn from others in the same situation
- heterogeneous groups
- components of training
- wheelchair adjustments
- patient education
This comprehensive pedagogical method is unique in the combination of all these components, which strengthens the concept.
NoSCoS 2019 i Köpenhamn – Posterpresentation
The Wheelchair School – A description of the Drivkraft method and its evidence
Michael Zonneveld, Åke Norsten, Kerstin Wahman