What is Wheelchair (powered)?

Category: Equipment

Most Popular Types: Permobil C300, Invacare Power Wheelchair, Pride Jazzy Power Chair, (Show all)

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See also: Invacare Lynx LX3, Invacare SP Power Wheelchair, Shoprider Mobility

A power or electric wheelchair contains a battery, motor, and control mechanism to allow the user to propel themselves without the need for either a caregiver to push or muscle strength to move. More advanced models tilt and adjust their seats.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Wheelchair (powered)

Severe
3
Moderate
6
Mild
14
None
86

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

Patients
2
Hospitalization
Patients
2
Hospitalization
Patients
2
Patients
2
Patients
1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
51
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
3
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
2
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
2
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
Reason
Personal research
Patients
1
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
See all 62 patients who’ve stopped using Wheelchair (powered)

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Wheelchair (powered)
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
1
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
4
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
5
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
131
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
12
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
9
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
11
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
12
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
18

Adherence


Always
Patients
75
69%
Usually
Patients
19
17%
Sometimes
Patients
12
11%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
3
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
4
4%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
16
15%
A little hard to take
Patients
25
23%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
64
59%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
9
8%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
33
30%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
67
61%
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47 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (powered)

Tommy-DK
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Tommy-DK
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See Tommy-DK's full Wheelchair (powered) history

Dec 17, 2015 (Started Aug 14, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mobility decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Diabetes Type 2)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 12, 2001 (Started Aug 14, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mobility decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side Effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Nov 1, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
SusyQ
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SusyQ
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

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Dec 28, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle weakness in legs)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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