41 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (manual)

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Sep 17, 2011 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I am now walking again
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

Nov 19, 2010 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Neuro pain, both elbows, Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I am walking today. I do not know that it is GodShand or my fighting to walk. Despite . I am thankful
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

Nov 13, 2010 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Even when the abiity to walk is there, the chair is that comfort factor instead od sitting or squatting
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Neuro pain, both elbows, Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Over-use and hill climbing led to neuropathy of both elbows which resulted in surgery to repair and relocate ulnar nerves.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

Jan 22, 2010 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

Apr 14, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: If you need it-get it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

Mar 10, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The chair is a necessity for me. I could not get around wothout it.
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

Jan 4, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

Nov 28, 2008 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It's a major challenge. I try to use my legs as much as possible , but they are going fast.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dull pain, and stinging pain if I move wrong., Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs, Constant stabbing sharp pain, Neuro pain, both elbows, Pinched/compressed elbow nerve

  • 0 helpful marks

May 26, 2011 (Started Mar 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for complex regional pain syndrome type I)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain in right hand and wrist)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain in right foot)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Using wheelchair aggravated my chest, elbow, and wrist pain when have to maneuver across carpet in my house.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 23, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I stopped using the manual wheelchair and changed to a light power chair, which is more helpful because of my weakness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 12, 2011 (Started Oct 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mobility limited by distance)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Driving my TiLite AeroZ is actually fun! It's so friendly, superbly engineered, fitted well, easy to propel, sturdy, and maneuverable. Before the chair, I used a very nice rollator, but I discovered that walking was very fatiguing even when assisted. The TiLite chair gives me so much more freedom.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Scraped knuckles

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 7, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Weakness in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Don't leave it too late. I found it very difficult to start off, I was reluctaant even to let my children see me in it. In fact my 15 year old son used to roll around the house in it long before I had the couage to use it. The benefit that was unexpected is arriviing at a destination without, what has become for me, the associated fatigue of the journey.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2011 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Nice chair lightweight
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 27, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mobility limited by distance)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Scraped knuckles)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Standing and/or walking caused me serious fatigue. Using a chair really helps. I stopped using this borrowed chair because I got my permanent chair.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Scraped knuckles

Jul 16, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Technically I am Kurtzke EDSS 5.5, so I am able to walk. But when I do, fatigue consumes my entire body. So I borrowed a K0005 wheelchair (Quickie 2) to try out. It has made a tremendous difference. Because it's helping reduce my secondary fatigue so much, the Veterans Admin has Rxd me a wheelchair. I get fit for it in 3 weeks. This borrowed chair, though helpful, is too wide, too heavy, and too tall for me. I am very excited to be getting my own custom-fit chair. The VA Doc was very glad to hear I was exercising at a gym (including my legs). I continue to walk a little so my legs won't atrophy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Scraped knuckles

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 12, 2010 (Started May 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The manual wheelchair worked great for 2 years. Now my arms are too weak to push, and my upper back is too weak to allow me to stay seated in the chair, even with a very high back. Had to move to a permobil power chair with tilt and recline.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 3, 2010 (Started Sep 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mobility decreased)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: While I can't use a manual chair by my self, it allows me to get out with family without a lift on the car. I can go out to eat or for a shopping trip if I have someone to push me.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Feb 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Weakness in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I quit using the manual wheelchair when I got my power chair.

  • 0 helpful marks
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