What is Rolling Walker?

Category: Equipment

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Generic Name: Walker

See also: DMC, Hugo Walker, Premius

A walker with wheels. It combines an adjustable height walking frame with small wheels. Rather than lifting the walker to move, you just push.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 54 14
Walking problems 47 9
Improve mobility 37 11
Stiffness/Spasticity 22 7
Fatigue 22 3
Imbalance when walking 17 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Rolling Walker"

Severe
2
Moderate
1
Mild
4
None
38

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Rolling Walker

Falls 2
Tiredness 2
Pain in lower back 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 35
Course of treatment ended 12
Did not seem to work 9
Doctor's advice 6
Not indicated 2
Personal research 1
See all 59 patients who’ve stopped using Rolling Walker

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Rolling Walker
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 41
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 4
1-3 months 8
3-6 months 7
6 months-1 year 14
1-2 years 12
2 years or more 13
Adherence
Always
21 47%
Usually
16 36%
Sometimes
3 7%
Never
5 11%
Burden
Very
7 16%
Somewhat
7 16%
A little
11 24%
Not at all
20 44%
Cost
$200+
4 17%
$100-199
1 4%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
1 4%
< $25
17 74%
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18 patient evaluations for Rolling Walker

rose5
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rose5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 18, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: GOTA U-STEP WALKER. MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR PD AND MS PATIENTS. IT IS WONDERFUL.

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I hate having to walk with a walker at 54. But I have had a few bad falls, so I know I need it.

Jan 29, 2011 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was using a walker in the past to help me with mobility. I was able to stop using it after I went through the LSVT Big Exercise Program and was feeling great. Then, I found out that this intense exercising, made me tear the meniscus in both my knees, and I had arthroscopic knee surgery on both knees on 11/3/10. I am doing rehab with my LSVT therapist, who wants me to use my walker again.

  • 0 helpful marks
SusyQ
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SusyQ
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
PLS

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Oct 1, 2012 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: no longer safe to walk

Sep 3, 2010 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I can still walk short distances and my walker has saved me from falls countless times. It allows me to still get a little exercise safely.

  • 0 helpful marks
Mikhali
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Mikhali
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Mar 12, 2012 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Most of the time I am using my walker when I know I am going to be out and about for more than ten minutes. Getting it in and out of the car can be awkward but its like having a mini trolley to put things in so beneficial in that respect.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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