What is Permobil?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Wheelchair (powered)

A power or electric wheelchair contains a battery, motor, and control mechanism to allow the user to propel themselves without the need for either a caregiver to push or muscle strength to move. More advanced models tilt and adjust their seats.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 12 8
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 4 0
Fatigue 3 0
Balance problems 2 1
Atrophy of lower body muscles 1 1

Show all 13 reasons taken

  • 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 1
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Permobil

Side effect Patients Percentage
Back pain 1


Based on patients currently using Permobil

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 5
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Permobil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Permobil


Currently using Permobil

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

Stopped using Permobil

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Permobil

Apr 18, 2009 (Started Jun 03, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for atrophy of lower body muscles)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: i just received this chair a month ago as a gift from my louisiana chapter! the people that take the time to sit and talk with us at the support groups are wonderful, a blessing because we could not afford a wheelchair and we don't have good insurance. i have been using a loaner from the mda loan closet for two years and they are really nice people. this chair is awesome. it has the power features like tilt, recline, vent tray and my favorite is the seat lift. the model I have is the c300. it takes some getting use to though because of the chair being long with the tray in back.

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