What is Permobil C500?

Category: Equipment

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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 7
Fatigue 10 11
Balance problems 6 4
Mobility decreased 5 4
General health 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Permobil C500

Side effect Patients
Cumbersome 1
Fatigue 1
Muscle and joint pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Permobil C500

Dosage Patients
as needed 3
all the time (24/7) 2
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Permobil C500

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently using Permobil C500

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Permobil C500

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 5
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 5
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3 patient evaluations for Permobil C500

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slicky
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slicky
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Sep 15, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mobility decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: very handy to get around in.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 21, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 11, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Navy Nurse
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Navy Nurse
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Aug 30, 2016 (Started Jul 10, 2004)

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

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Jul 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: struggle with low back pain

  • 0 helpful marks
Wayne Lampe
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Wayne Lampe
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Apr 4, 2009 (Started Feb 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Jan 27, 2009 (Started Feb 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Aug 23, 2008 (Started Feb 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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