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Promoting Interventions for Community Living


This study is about learning how people participate in their daily life activities, both inside the home and out in the community.


Participation in Phases:


Phase 1

Complete a survey about your home, health, and community participation! Then, for a one-week period, use a smartphone device to take electronic mini-surveys about your activities several times a day.

Phase 2

Participate in the Home Usability Program and Out and About to achieve usability goals for your home and community participation goals. You might be asked to start the programs right away or you might be asked to wait to start the programs. If you are asked to wait, you will complete another set of print and electronic mini-surveys.

Phase 3

Repeat the survey and smart devices for another one-week period. Finally, after 3 more months, complete a final paper survey.

To be a participant:


  • Be 18+ years of age
  • Have a physical disability (co-occurring disabilities okay)
  • Not live in a group home or nursing home
  • Not have a legal guardian
  • Live in The Ability Center’s service area

You’ll receive:


  • $25 for each online/paper survey you complete.
  • $25 for every week of mini-surveys you complete.
  • You can receive between $125-175 over a span of 9-14 months.

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This research is being developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RT5043). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessary represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.