5 patient evaluations for Cooling Vest

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Aug 31, 2012 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heat intolerance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Starting this spring, I began using a phase-change vest, which freezes at 60 degF (in the fridge). It works wonderfully, lasts for hours, and isn't chilling like ice packs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2011 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heat intolerance)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for heat intolerance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heat intolerance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Really postpones my fatigue attacks on hot summer days. Lets me function outside in the summer.

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 25, 2010 (Started Aug 19, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for heat intolerance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Haven't used it for a couple of years now. Usually my feet are so cold I can't stand it, so when it is HOT outside and my feet are warm, I forget to cool off my core!!!

Jan 19, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heat intolerance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works great in hot summer heat...makes it easier to garden, etc.!

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 2, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heat intolerance)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight can be heavy use only ice packs that are needed)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This is a Kool Max Cooling Vest made by polar products http://www.polarproducts.com it zips up in the front and feels like a bullet proof vest that came with 24 ice packs 12 for use and 12 for back up use only what is needed a prescription is required. THANK YOU Multiple Sclerosis Association of America contact http:www.msaa.org for application and grant of cooling vest with prescription from your doctor and Polar products http://www.polarproducts.com
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight can be heavy use only ice packs that are needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 19, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for reduce heat)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: The cooling vest has helped me during the times of the year when the temperatures and humitiy are at the highest. As the the year progresses toward the end of summer on to fall I a able to tolerate the temperatures better and don't need to use the vest as much, but keep it with me at all times.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2008 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was very disappointed in this item. Mine warmed up from body heat right away and failed to keep me cool. Also, it's bulky and uncomfortable under clothing.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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