Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ)

The course is under construction and a new concept will be available during spring 2023.

Information about ETUQ

Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ) is a questionnaire used in a structured interview that focuses on everyday technical objects and services such as remote control, mobile phones and ticket machines.
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. For more information go to https://ki.se/en/nvs/everyday-technology-use-questionnaire-etuq.

Learning objectives

The overall objective is that you after finishing this course will know how to use the ETUQ in a correct way. More specifically, you will understand what type of instrument ETUQ is, and know when it is suitable to use, know of the underlying theoretical assumptions of ETUQ, understand the concepts that ETUQ is based on and be able to administer ETUQ correctly.

Information about the course

This online-course is designed for new users of the ETUQ as well as for those who wish to refresh their knowledge. The course consists of movies, text and quiz questions. It should take approximately 8 hours to work through the material, but you can do it whenever and were ever you what. This course is open for three months from the start date, which means that you have time to start using the questionnaire, go back to the material and watch the movies over again before the final assignment. The online-course equal two course days.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    This chapter introduces what the authors mean by everyday technology, and to its role and significance in the everyday lives of older adults today. You are also introduced to what kind of questionnaire ETUQ is, and what it captures. The development of ETUQ, its theoretical basis, and contribution to research and clinical practice are also covered.
  • Chapter 2: The ETUQ form
    In this chapter the ETUQ form is presented, you learn how the concept of "relevance" in defined in ETUQ, and how this guides what response alternative to use. Practicing tools are provided, to help you grasp the reasoning when scoring.
  • Chapter 3: Administration
    This chapter provides an orientation about the context that ETUQ is administered in. It covers which target groups and respondents ETUQ is developed for, practical preparation before the interview, as well as things to think about in the interview situation, and when the ETUQ interview ends.
  • Chapter 4: Scoring
    This chapter provides opportunities to practice scoring in ETUQ based on filmed examples. These films are designed as self-testa, and when you pass these, you are done with the course.

When you have taken part of the material in the chapters and passed all the self-tests, it is time for you to use the questionnaire. In order to get a course certificate, you need to complete three ETUQ interviews and send in the ETUQ-form. 

In the online course you will also gain access to a pdf with the ETUQ manual and the ETUQ-form in English and Swedish. You will by then be well prepared to start using ETUQ with clients!

The course leader

Louise Nygård, professor of Occupational Therapy, PhD, at the Division of Occupational Therapy at Karolinska Institutet, (KI) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Lena Rosenberg, lecturer and researcher, PhD, at the Division of Occupational Therapy at, KI.

Next start date

You have access to the course during the entire course period. Study at your own pace.

At the bottom of this page you find all the current dates for our courses. You can not register for a course where the registration period has expired.

Cancellation can be made up until 21 days before the course starts.


Admission notice will be sent seperatly.
See the Swedish Occupational Therapists' rules for admission regarding members/non-members of the union and cancellation rules. (Infomation in Swedish, please contact kurser@arbetsterapeuterna.se if you need the information in English.)


1 050 SEK without tax, for members of the Swedish Association of Occupational therapy, including Swedish and English manual.
2 100 SEK without tax, for non-members, including Swedish and English manual. For non Swedish participants an additional processing fee off 300 SEK applies.

Invoice issued in Swedish Crowns, will be sent by e-mail. Please note that we do not accept credit card payment. 

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Please contact us if you have any questions, kurser@arbetsterapeuterna.se