17 patient evaluations for Rolling Walker

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Aug 20, 2008 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

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Sep 4, 2008 (Started Aug 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Make sure that the seat height is appropriate for your height. Handle grips need to be considered if you have sensory problems with hands. Try out different handle and brake styles, not just grips if possible (some pharmacies offer rentals). Just because it is "ergonomical" doesn't mean that it will be best for you. A basket located under the seat (versus in the front or on the handles) works best. Try picking it up, if you are going to have to lift it for yourself. The written versus physical weight may surprise you.

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Oct 23, 2008 (Started Mar 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Jan 23, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: use t he walker properly and you will have no problems.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 2, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: height of walker can be raised, can lead to shoulder rolling & neck pain.(remember when Mom told you to stand up straight?!) With the walker "others" really see you when you are out, & many will be quick to offer help. Even though "we" used to "do it all", never turn down help. It lends great stability to walking, & lets you go just a little farther. A walker is called a Rollater & many kinds are made. 1st one,can apply for Medicare coverage,so research before buying. Some stores will submit paperwork to Medicare & let you take item.

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Feb 28, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My disease got too bad and had to start using a power wheelchair full time! Too many falls! I did use the rollator walker for a long time and it kept me mobile. When my legs would not hold me up and I kept falling, I talked to my doctor and she said to go into the power wheelchair, so I did! Now this chair keeps me mobile!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 14, 2010 (Started Aug 31, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: My rolling walker has a seat when I get tired. My daughter-in-law made a tray that fits onto the seat with Velcro strips. I am able to carry things from one room to another with this walker. With the cane I don't have enough hands, or can't lift too heavy a weight. I would encourage everyone to use this walker even though it is not cheap. If it prevents just one fall, it is worth it. Iam much steadier on my feet and not so worried about a fall.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Mar 18, 2009 (Started Aug 31, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: I use either the rolling walker or cane to get around all the time.

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Jul 16, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I have learned even walking with the walker causes major fatigue. My symptoms have not worsened since last flare; I've just become more aware. So I've moved on to a wheelchair, which is much less fatiguing.

Jun 24, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: See other evaluations
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 29, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for social withdrawal)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: See my testimonials at www.active-walker.com (Chas, USA)

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Jan 3, 2011 (Started Mar 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: always gave the extra sense of security
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 8, 2010 (Started Aug 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It is becoming painful to walk
Cost: < $25 monthly

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