What is Cooling Vest?

Category: Equipment

Most Popular Types: StaCool Vest

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See also: Cold Showers/bath, Heat avoidance

A cooling vest or ice vest is a piece of equipment worn to cool a person down. Cooling vests are used by many sporting bodies, industry workers, doctors, and people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Cooling Vest"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 5
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 1
Not indicated 1
See all 11 patients who’ve stopped using Cooling Vest

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Cooling Vest
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 21
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 3
Adherence
Always
6 35%
Usually
6 35%
Sometimes
4 24%
Never
1 6%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
2 12%
A little
9 53%
Not at all
6 35%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
8 100%
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6 patient evaluations for Cooling Vest

westchester
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westchester
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See westchester's full Cooling Vest history

May 29, 2013 (Started May 12, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage:

  • 0 helpful marks
chasmengr
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chasmengr
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See chasmengr's full Cooling Vest history

Aug 31, 2012 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Starting this spring, I began using a phase-change vest, which freezes at 60 degF (in the fridge). It works wonderfully, lasts for hours, and isn't chilling like ice packs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2011 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Really postpones my fatigue attacks on hot summer days. Lets me function outside in the summer.

  • 1 helpful mark
wysiwyg
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wysiwyg
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jun 25, 2010 (Started Aug 19, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Haven't used it for a couple of years now. Usually my feet are so cold I can't stand it, so when it is HOT outside and my feet are warm, I forget to cool off my core!!!

Jan 19, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works great in hot summer heat...makes it easier to garden, etc.!

  • 0 helpful marks
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