A Study on the Job Analysis of Assistive Product Specialist

복지용구 전문가 직무분석에 관한 연구

  • Cho, Mi-Lim (Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health Science, Honam University) ;
  • Yang, Yeong-Ae (Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Inje University)
  • 조미림 (호남대학교 작업치료학과) ;
  • 양영애 (인제대학교 작업치료학과)
  • Received : 2017.03.23
  • Accepted : 2017.06.09
  • Published : 2017.06.30


As Korea is now an aging society, the demand and necessity of assistive products for senior citizens are increasing. On the other hand, their satisfaction with the assistive-product payment service is pretty low, so that the necessity of assistive-product specialists is newly rising. Therefore, it is important to establish a frame of assistive product specialist and clarify the duties. This study aimed to define and analyze the job of assistive-product specialists. This study was carried out from June 1, 2015 to February 10, 2016. After the literature consideration and analysis of the current status, a job analysis(plan) of assistive product specialists was drawn after the job of assistive product specialists was defined, and the duties, tasks, and task elements were analyzed by experts through an advisory conference. A Delphi method was conducted with five professional panels to verify the validity. For the job contents of assistive product specialists, 5 duties, 12 tasks, and 23 task elements were identified. The significance of this study was to establish the system and standard for assistive device specialists defining and analyzing the job of assistive product specialist. Through this study, it would be possible to secure the professionalism of an assistive-product specialist and qualitative improvement of an assistive-product payment service.


Assistive Product;Assistive Product Specialist;Delphi Method;Duty;Job Analysis


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