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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Wheelchair (manual)"

Severe
4
Moderate
5
Mild
12
None
70

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

Embarrassment 3
Anger 2
Bruise 2
Fatigue 2
Mobility limited by distance 2
Hospitalization 1

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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 51
Course of treatment ended 18
Did not seem to work 5
Not indicated 5
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 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 97
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 6
1-3 months 11
3-6 months 14
6 months-1 year 17
1-2 years 12
2 years or more 20
Adherence
Always
45 49%
Usually
22 24%
Sometimes
23 25%
Never
1 1%
Burden
Very
8 9%
Somewhat
20 22%
A little
24 26%
Not at all
39 43%
Cost per month
$200+
5 10%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 2%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
43 88%
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40 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (manual)

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

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Aug 18, 2014 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Knee pain from surgery: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in legs: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: After 5 knee surgeries, my doctor got me the wheelchair. My legs have also felt weaker, but my husband can still take me out. We couldn't go if I just had my walker.

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

See rose5's full Wheelchair (manual) history

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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jr42
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jr42
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
PMA

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Jan 15, 2014 (Started Feb 12, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: you may find uncomfortable and difficult to get out of chair especially if you have no movement with your arms/hands.

  • 0 helpful marks
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