What is Wheelchair (manual)?

Category: Equipment

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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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 143 24
Fatigue 108 26
Weakness in legs 85 12
Stiffness/Spasticity 41 4
Balance problems 31 6
Walking difficult without aid 22 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Wheelchair (manual)"

Severe
3
Moderate
5
Mild
12
None
66

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

Embarrassment 3
Bruise 2
Fatigue 2
Anger 2
Mobility limited by distance 1
Muscle and joint pain 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 52
Course of treatment ended 18
Not indicated 5
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 80 patients who’ve stopped using Wheelchair (manual)

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Wheelchair (manual)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 13
2 years or more 103
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 6
1-3 months 12
3-6 months 14
6 months-1 year 16
1-2 years 12
2 years or more 20
Adherence
Always
42 49%
Usually
22 26%
Sometimes
22 26%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
7 8%
Somewhat
19 22%
A little
24 28%
Not at all
36 42%
Cost
$200+
5 11%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 2%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
41 87%
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37 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (manual)

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.

  • 0 helpful marks
Kaessa
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Kaessa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
CFS:4y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
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.

  • 0 helpful marks
slowrambler
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slowrambler
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

See slowrambler's full Wheelchair (manual) history

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Nov 22, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 13, 2009 (Started Nov 22, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Nov 22, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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