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
3
Moderate
5
Mild
12
None
68

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 0
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 11
2 years or more 107
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
23 26%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
7 8%
Somewhat
20 23%
A little
24 27%
Not at all
37 42%
Cost
$200+
5 10%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 2%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
42 88%
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39 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (manual)

rose5
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rose5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: mild
I am: vb
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: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: mild
I am: vb
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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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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