What is Special Utensils?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Feeding utensils are special dishes and utensils for people who have trouble using their arms or hands for eating.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Weakness in hands 3 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 0
Support activities of daily living (ADL) 1 1
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 1 0

  • 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 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Special Utensils

Side effect Patients
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Special Utensils

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Special Utensils

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Special Utensils

Duration

Currently using Special Utensils

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Special Utensils

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Special Utensils

Jan 6, 2012 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for to remain independent in preparing and consuming food)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: very effective. onlg gave up when my hands no longer had the strength.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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