What is Fashion Canes?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Walking Stick/Cane

A walking stick or cane is a tool used by many people to assist walking. It may be used to assist with balance, or to bear weight taking pressure off of muscles. There are many different styles to suit individual needs and preferences.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 35 5
Stiffness/spasticity 16 3
Improve mobility 13 2
Fatigue 8 2
Foot drop 5 2
Multiple sclerosis 5 2

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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
1
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fashion Canes

Side effect Patients
Social anxiety 1
Tired arms 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Fashion Canes

Dosage Patients
daily 9
all the time (24/7) 2
as needed 2
five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fashion Canes

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Other 4
Doctor's advice 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped using Fashion Canes

Duration

Currently using Fashion Canes

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 7

Stopped using Fashion Canes

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 9
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
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 3
Not specified 15
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2 patient evaluations for Fashion Canes

Jul 20, 2010 (Started May 27, 2000)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Don't be ashamed to use your cane. It sure makes walking such a chore.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tired arms

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: About 1 month ago, I tried using a telescopic walking staff. It is about 4-5 feet high. I am able to walk fully erect without bending over (like with my cane). I believe that I walk better. I have also been using my staff/cane less as my symptoms are currently under control.
Side effects: tired arms

Sep 6, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My walking is jerky at times. I tire easily after a short distance. Without the cane, I would walk VERY slowly.
Side effects: tired arms

Jun 20, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I walk very slowly. I have learned to use my cane like a Gondola pole. I use it to push /propel me foward. This helps me walk a bit faster.
Side effects: tired arms

Apr 26, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tired arms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: tired arms

Jan 7, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: tired arms

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I use my cane on my "pff periods" when my legs just don't want to cooperate. I use the cane to prevent from staggering. Also, I use the cane to push me forward.
Side effects: tired arms

Nov 18, 2008 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: tired arms

  • 0 helpful marks
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