Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ)

The e-manual price is SEK 600. Unfortunately, the only payment method we can offer is invoice and bank wire/transfer.

About the ETUQ

Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ) is an OT tool, developed by Louise Nygård, Lena Rosenberg and Anders Kottorp. The same research group also has developed another instrument, Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META).

The ETUQ has Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) as theorethical basis. The ETUQ captures what everyday technologies that is relevant for the person, which everyday technology the person uses or does not use and if there are difficulties in using the technology.

An online course is included (access with password from the purchased e-manual).


The ETUQ was initially developed to target older adults, but experience from using it in research and clinical practice shows it can be used with adults in general, with or without different kinds of disabilities.

The ETUQ has been used in research into older adults with or without mild cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia, and in research into adults with mental retardation, adults with an acquired brain injury and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In recent years, ETUQ has been used in various areas of practice in occupational therapy.

Content and structure 

The ETUQ questionnaire contains questions on more than 100 everyday technologies (items) that most people encounter in their daily lives. The products and functions are divided into seven topic areas as follows:

  1. Home maintenance (coffee maker, washing machine etc.)
  2. Information and communication (computer, smartphone etc.)
  3. Self-care (hearing aid, electronic medication dispenser etc.)
  4. Maintenance and repair (heat pump, power drill etc.)
  5. Accessibility (entry phone, elevator etc.)
  6. Finances and purchasing (cash machine, self-scanning etc.)
  7. Travel (ticket vending machine, gas pump etc.)

The ETUQ questionnaire used in structured interviews. An interview conducted by an occupational therapist takes about 40–60 minutes. A fillable PDF file of the form is available with the password in the manual. 

Order and translation inquiries

Order the manual
Contact Tina Sandulf with complete invoice address. When ordering outside the Nordic countries a proforma invoice should be paid aforehead.

Translation inquiries
Contact Louise Nygård and describe the purpose of and the plan for the translation.

Product information

Language: English (British)
Content: E-manual (pdf file), 48 pages, for personal use only (no further distribution) and a online-course.
Version and publishing year: 3.0/2022
ISBN: 978-91-87837-83-8
Article: 3211

Copyright protected e-manual:
The purchased e-manual is for personal use only. It may not be distributed to other person/user. It may neither be incorporated in other material without permission.