What is Wheelchair (manual)?

Category: Equipment

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Generic Name: Wheelchair (manual)

A manual wheelchair typically has handrails on the wheels to allow the user to propel themselves; there may also be handles at the rear to let another person push them. Wheelchairs are used by some people only when going outdoors to reduce the risk of falls.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Wheelchair (manual)"

Severe
3
Moderate
5
Mild
12
None
67

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 51
Course of treatment ended 18
Not indicated 5
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Wheelchair (manual)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 12
2 years or more 98
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 6
1-3 months 11
3-6 months 14
6 months-1 year 16
1-2 years 12
2 years or more 20
Adherence
Always
43 49%
Usually
22 25%
Sometimes
22 25%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
7 8%
Somewhat
20 23%
A little
24 28%
Not at all
36 41%
Cost
$200+
5 10%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 2%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
42 88%
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38 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (manual)

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

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Jun 21, 2014 (Started Apr 15, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in legs: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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canmark
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canmark
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See canmark's full Wheelchair (manual) history

Oct 30, 2013 (Started Oct 20, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I am using a manual wheelchair that is borrowed from a relative. I am using a special wheelchair cushion that was recommended by an occupational therapist, which is on loan. I would recommend seeking the advice of an occupational therapist on getting the appropriate type of wheelchair, the proper sizing, and advice and help with funding from insurance or other organizations. Consider also things like ramps to get in and out of the house, having someone to push the wheelchair and transport it in and out of the car, and making sure that the places you are going to are wheelchair accessible. Presently, I use the wheelchair only for occasions when there is a significant amount of walking – more than I can handle with the rollator.

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Kaessa
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Kaessa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Kaessa's full Wheelchair (manual) history

Nov 25, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I love this. I was hesitant to start using a wheelchair (because darn it, I can walk!), but my son loves to spend a few hours at the mall with me and I'm lucky if I can get 15 minutes before I'm exhausted and wrecked for the rest of the day. With a wheelchair, I can stay for a few hours with him pushing me around, and I haven't ruined the rest of my day. Looking at getting a better chair (currently using Granddaddy's old transport chair), and plan on using it any time we go somewhere that would involve extended walking.

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