Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 505 361
Walking problems 421 279
Improve mobility 278 286
Fatigue 88 16
Stiffness/spasticity 88 18

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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 12
Moderate 15
Mild 37
None 479

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Walker

Side effect Patients Percentage
Falls 3
Pain in hands 3
Awkwardness 2
Balance problems 2
Tiredness 2
Worsening posture 2

Show all 39 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Walker

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 29
as needed 20
weekly 3
every other day 2
unspecified 2
1other as needed 1
five times daily 1
monthly 1
three times daily 1
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Walker

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 168
Course of treatment ended 52
Did not seem to work 47
Doctor's advice 20
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 277 patients who've stopped using Walker

Duration

Currently using Walker

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 44
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 21

Stopped using Walker

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 85
6 months - 1 year 56
1 - 2 years 47
2 - 5 years 40
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 212
Usually 88
Sometimes 76
Never taken as prescribed 167
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 50
Somewhat hard to take 70
A little hard to take 114
Not at all hard to take 309
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 11
$100-199 10
$50-99 6
$25-49 10
< $25 114
Not specified 392
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64 patient evaluations for Walker

Apr 23, 2022 (Started Mar 13, 2020)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Regular maintenance. I took mine to the local Bike shop and he rebuilt the brakes for less than $40. Huge difference.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2022 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2020 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: If it's important to your ability to walk, by all means, use it! I don't use it as much as I should, though I use it more than I used to. The sense of "stigma" is disappearing.

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