Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Walking problems 225 74
Improve mobility 172 54
Fatigue 124 27
Stiffness/spasticity 28 5
Balance problems 26 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 7
Mild 7
None 126

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Motorized scooter/chair

Side effect Patients Percentage
Atrophy of muscles 2
Pain in lower back 2
Atrophy of calf muscles 1
Pain 1
Pain in buttocks 1
Pain in upper back 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Motorized scooter/chair

Dosage Patients Percentage
as needed 21
daily 17
weekly 7
every other week 2
five times daily 2
monthly 2
all the time (24/7) 1
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Motorized scooter/chair

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 42
Course of treatment ended 8
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 61 patients who've stopped using Motorized scooter/chair

Duration

Currently using Motorized scooter/chair

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 61
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 15

Stopped using Motorized scooter/chair

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 11
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 10
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 86
Usually 21
Sometimes 26
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 26
A little hard to take 30
Not at all hard to take 74
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 9
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 38
Not specified 87

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped using Motorized scooter/chair and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) 1
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18 patient evaluations for Motorized scooter/chair

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

Feb 25, 2018 (Started Feb 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain in upper back, pain in lower back, pain, pain in buttocks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 21, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain in upper back, pain in lower back, pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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