3 patient evaluations for Walking Stick/Cane with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Sep 18, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: I strongly resisted giving in to using a cane until my MD asked me to try it for one week and do an honest evaluation. I realized at the end of that time that I had more energy at the end of the day. I think this is because I was using a great deal of energy just trying to keep my balance. I also think that I resisted because it represented my failure to "be normal"

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Oct 8, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)

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May 12, 2008 (Started Mar 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Balance, Weekness, Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of coordination)
  • Side effects
    Mild (joint discomfort in hands and wrists)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: joint discomfort in hands and wrists

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