What is Mobility scooter?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Motorized scooter/chair

This is a generic term for a electric-powered mobility aid. There are a variety of models to choose from including 3- and 4-wheeled electric scooters.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 19 7
Fatigue 14 4
Balance problems 8 0
Walking problems 8 8
Weakness in leg(s) 7 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mobility scooter

Side effect Patients Percentage
Atrophy of calf muscles 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Mobility scooter

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 2
as needed 1
five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Mobility scooter

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently using Mobility scooter

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Mobility scooter

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 11
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 4
Not specified 8
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3 patient evaluations for Mobility scooter

Feb 13, 2020 (Started Apr 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I am now using a 3-wheel Pride Go-Go Elite Traveller with a large-size battery for movement within my home. For going shopping or to restaurants I use a 3 wheel Pride Sundancer (out of production) and for running my dog on the road or for travelling on rough trails I use a large, 4 wheel Pride Legend XL (out of production). To move them about I drive them in my Braun Entervan with a side ramp.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 1, 2008 (Started Apr 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: You need to be able to stand and transfer to use one. Three wheeled ones are much more manoeverable than 4 wheeled but less stable. A power raising seat is very nice.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Mar 12, 2005)

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

Jan 16, 2009 (Started Mar 12, 2005)

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

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Aug 23, 2008 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)

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