Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 233 46
Walking problems 204 26
Improve mobility 122 33
Stiffness/Spasticity 85 11
Fatigue 77 9
Weakness in legs 39 11

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Walker"

Severe
6
Moderate
7
Mild
12
None
120

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 134
Did not seem to work 36
Course of treatment ended 35
Doctor's advice 15
Not indicated 10
Personal research 1
See all 213 patients who’ve stopped using Walker

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Walker
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 11
2 years or more 170
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 7
1-3 months 30
3-6 months 46
6 months-1 year 47
1-2 years 41
2 years or more 41
Adherence
Always
72 50%
Usually
34 23%
Sometimes
23 16%
Never
16 11%
Burden
Very
20 14%
Somewhat
22 15%
A little
36 25%
Not at all
67 46%
Cost
$200+
8 11%
$100-199
3 4%
$50-99
2 3%
$25-49
2 3%
< $25
55 79%
Last updated:

58 patient evaluations for Walker

canmark
60687 thumb
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 Walker history

Sep 17, 2013 (Started Aug 23, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It’s important to consult an occupational therapist, as they can recommend a rollator that is appropriate to your needs, usage, height, etc. They can also advise on sources of funding (such as the Assistive Devices Program, ADP, and private health insurance) and may be required to sign off on such funding.

  • 0 helpful marks
rose5
13543 thumb
rose5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

See rose5's full Walker history

Nov 18, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: GOTA U-STEP WALKER. MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR PD AND MS PATIENTS. IT IS WONDERFUL.

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I hate having to walk with a walker at 54. But I have had a few bad falls, so I know I need it.

Jan 29, 2011 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was using a walker in the past to help me with mobility. I was able to stop using it after I went through the LSVT Big Exercise Program and was feeling great. Then, I found out that this intense exercising, made me tear the meniscus in both my knees, and I had arthroscopic knee surgery on both knees on 11/3/10. I am doing rehab with my LSVT therapist, who wants me to use my walker again.

  • 0 helpful marks
SusyQ
31410 thumb
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 Walker history

Oct 1, 2012 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: no longer safe to walk

Sep 3, 2010 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I can still walk short distances and my walker has saved me from falls countless times. It allows me to still get a little exercise safely.

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 58 patient evaluations for Walker