What is Wheelchair (powered)?

Category: Equipment

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Generic Name: Wheelchair (powered)

See also: Invacare Lynx LX3, Invacare SP Power Wheelchair, Shoprider Mobility

A power or electric wheelchair contains a battery, motor, and control mechanism to allow the user to propel themselves without the need for either a caregiver to push or muscle strength to move. More advanced models tilt and adjust their seats.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 217 40
Fatigue 106 15
Mobility decreased 71 4
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 59 7
Walking problems 47 7
Stiffness/Spasticity 45 6

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Wheelchair (powered)"

Severe
3
Moderate
5
Mild
12
None
83

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Wheelchair (powered)

Soreness if too firm 2
Discomfort 2
Pain in knees 1
Back pain 1
Soreness 1
Worsening posture 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 48
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
Change in health plan coverage 1
Not indicated 1
See all 57 patients who’ve stopped using Wheelchair (powered)

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Wheelchair (powered)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 15
2 years or more 152
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 12
3-6 months 9
6 months-1 year 12
1-2 years 9
2 years or more 16
Adherence
Always
70 68%
Usually
18 17%
Sometimes
12 12%
Never
3 3%
Burden
Very
4 4%
Somewhat
15 15%
A little
22 21%
Not at all
62 60%
Cost
$200+
9 22%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
32 78%
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46 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (powered)

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

See SusyQ's full Wheelchair (powered) history

Dec 28, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle weakness in legs: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Rachael's full Wheelchair (powered) history

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: What can I say? There are better chairs for specific things off roading, climbing, comfort, shock absorption but this is a handy all- rounder.
Side effects: Constipation with occasional impaction, Worsening posture

  • 0 helpful marks
Scamper
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Scamper
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Scamper's full Wheelchair (powered) history

Mar 13, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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